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  1. Top 10 Asian players of 2013

    John Duerden

    Now that 2013 is drawing to a close, it is time to select Asia's top 10 performers of the year. 10. Reza Ghoochannejhad (Iran and Standard Liege, Belgium) The fleet-footed forward only made his national team debut at the tail end of last year b...

    Blog | December 28, 2013
  2. 2014 Sochi Olympics -- Controversy, not competition, dominates he...

    Jim Caple

    With six months to go before the Sochi Olympics, controversy, not competition, has dominated the headlines. But Jim Caple says one word that should not be part of the conversation is boycott.

    Story | Conversation | August 06, 2013
  3. IOC opens TV rights bidding in Asia for Sochi, Rio

    The IOC has opened the bidding process for broadcast rights in Asia for the 2014 and 2016 Olympics.

    Story | Conversation | June 11, 2013
  4. Blinded Navy lieutenant Brad Snyder wins Paralympic gold in 400 f...

    Exactly a year after losing his sight while on military service in Afghanistan, American Brad Snyder captured swimming gold at the London Paralympics by winning the 400-meter freestyle.

    Story | Conversation | September 07, 2012
  5. 2012 London Olympics -- Guard under investigation for allegedly i...

    A security guard at the Olympics is under investigation for allegedly insulting a soldier as they worked at a Games venue.

    Story | Conversation | July 30, 2012
  6. U.S. bobsledder John Napier leaving sport to pursue place in elit...

    United States bobsledder John Napier is leaving the sport and will try to become a member of an elite military unit.

    Story | Conversation | May 08, 2012
  7. Robina Jalali chases dream for Afghan girls

    Sandra Harwitt

    Robina Jalali's dreams were much like the dreams of many other young girls. She wanted to go to school and learn. She wanted to be outside running around and playing sports with friends. But Jalali grew up in the Taliban-controlled Afghanistan, wh...

    Blog | November 24, 2011
  8. Afghanistan national sport of buzkashi evolves in post-9/11 world...

    Carl Hoffman

    In ESPN The Mag, Carl Hoffman writes that Afghanistan's national sport of buzkashi had nearly disappeared -- until the Taliban was toppled and American money started pouring in. Now this simple horseback game is as complicated as the country itself.

    Story | Conversation | September 08, 2011
  9. Back from Afghanistan, American John Napier seventh at World Cup ...

    Italy's Simone Bertazzo and brakeman Sergio Riva have won the World Cup two-man bobsled race at Lake Placid.

    Story | Conversation | December 18, 2010
  10. John Napier returns to bobsledding sooner than expected

    Only a week after completing his service as an Army soldier in Afghanistan, Olympic bobsledder John Napier is planning a quick return to the World Cup sliding circuit.

    Story | Conversation | November 20, 2010
  11. U.S. Army calls up U.S. Olympic bobsledders John Napier, Chris Fo...

    Olympic bobsled teammates John Napier and Chris Fogt have been called to duty by the U.S. Army and will be soon serving in Afghanistan and Iraq.

    Story | Conversation | June 09, 2010
  12. U.S. Olympian John Napier looks into Afghanistan deployment after...

    John Napier will race for his country in Vancouver. He might represent his nation in a different way after that.

    Story | Conversation | January 17, 2010
  13. First Afghan medalist Nikpai returns to hero's welcome

    Thousands of jubilant Afghans packed the national stadium to give the country's first Olympic medal winner Rohullah Nikpai a hero's welcome on Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | August 28, 2008
  14. Nikpai hopes his medal can serve as message of peace

    In Rohullah Nikpai's war-torn country, fighting is a part of life. Training for the Olympics is a luxury few can afford, or even imagine. But Nikpai has proven it can be done: On Wednesday he won Afghanistan's first Olympic medal ever.

    Story | Conversation | August 20, 2008
  15. Bronze medal in men's taekwondo is Afghanistan's first-ever

    Mexico's Guillermo Perez has won the men's under 58-kilogram taekwondo gold, while Afghanistan is celebrating its first Olympic medal ever in the same event.

    Story | Conversation | August 20, 2008
  16. Afghan female runner missing, may be seeking asylum

    The only female athlete on Afghanistan's team for the Beijing Olympics has gone missing from a training camp in Italy and apparently is seeking political asylum in Norway.

    Story | Conversation | July 10, 2008