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  1. espnW -- Ashley Wagner faces latest hurdle heading into Sochi Oly...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    New coach. New routine. Controversial nationals result. No, the past six months haven't been exactly easy for Ashley Wagner. But the skating star is ready to face her latest challenge -- proving doubters wrong at the Sochi Olympics.

    Story | Conversation | February 19, 2014
  2. Todd Lodwick: 'Don't count me out'

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Part of longevity is luck, and Todd Lodwick has been a very fortunate athlete for most of his 20-year career as an elite Nordic combined competitor. "I've kind of gained this reputation for being invincible," he said. "Some crazy things have happe...

    Blog | January 15, 2014
  3. Giro d'Italia: Wouter Weylandt's death a sobering reminder of tig...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Wouter Weylandt's tragic death is a sobering reminder of the terrible tightrope that elite cyclists tread every day.

    Story | Conversation | May 09, 2011
  4. Distance runners friends until crunch time

    Bonnie D. Ford

    NEW YORK -- It's rare for any individual rivalry in sports to have a 15-year shelf life these days, and rarer still that two athletes would actually like each other after surviving that kind of meat grinder. But distance running is an exceptional pur...

    Blog | March 17, 2011
  5. U.S. team looks to build off 2010 success

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Years of perseverance by the core athletes on the U.S. Nordic Combined team paid off at the 2010 Vancouver Games as they ended their podium drought with a spectacular breakthrough -- three individual medals, including Billy Demong's gold, and a ...

    Blog | December 17, 2010
  6. U.S. Nordic Combined team doesn't want to fall off map after 2010...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Years of perseverance by the core athletes on the U.S. Nordic Combined team paid off at the 2010 Vancouver Games as they ended their podium drought with a spectacular breakthrough -- three individual medals, including Billy Demong's gold, and a silve...

    Blog | Conversation | December 17, 2010
  7. Justine Henin can't stay away from the competition

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Months after absolutely, positively closing the door on her career, Justine Henin is back. Now, can we please stop using the "R" word?

    Story | Conversation | September 22, 2009