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  1. Of Royal Importance

    espnW

    Happy birthday, Queen Elizabeth! In honor of Her Royal Highness' 88th birthday, here are five athletes who have received honors at Buckingham Palace in recent years: 1. Jessica Ennis: The 2012 heptathlon gold medalist won over the world with her ...

    Blog | April 21, 2014
  2. espnW -- Meryl Davis crowned champion of "Dancing with the Stars,...

    In honor of Meryl Davis' win on Season 18 of "Dancing with the Stars," we look back at some of the show's top-performing athletes from years past.

    Photo Gallery | Conversation | March 12, 2014
  3. 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
  4. Proud of U.S. snowboarders

    Elena Hight

    Every four years, all of a sudden snowboarding turns into a team sport. Riders join together to honor and represent not just themselves as athletes but also their country. Team USA has always been known to be one of the strongest teams in the Olympic...

    Blog | February 14, 2014
  5. espnW -- Sarah Spain revisits five Sochi Olympics dreamers

    Sarah Spain

    One year ago, Sarah Spain profiled five athletes aiming for the 2014 Winter Olympics. Today she checks back in with them to see whose dreams came true, and whose were dashed.

    Story | Conversation | February 06, 2014
  6. Looking ahead is right move

    Alice McKennis

    As an athlete, it is easy to focus in on what is right in front of you -- Olympics, world championships, nationals, you name it -- and to never look toward the future and the rest of your career. It is hard to fathom what you might be doing four year...

    Blog | January 24, 2014
  7. Ryan Lochte, Katie Ledecky win top honors at Golden Goggles

    Ryan Lochte and Olympic and world champion Katie Ledecky won male and female athlete of the year at the Golden Goggles as USA Swimming honored its top performers.

    Story | Conversation | November 24, 2013
  8. Katie Ledecky wins USA Swimming athlete of year

    Olympic and world champion Katie Ledecky has been selected USA Swimming athlete of the year.

    Story | Conversation | September 15, 2013
  9. Riding with the Pros -- Offseason brings some downtime for Team C...

    Kathryn Bertine

    The competitive racing season can be a brutal, long haul. So what to do in their brief offseason? Team Colavita's stars share their routines and secrets for staying sharp.

    Story | Conversation | December 11, 2012
  10. espnW -- Nike's split from Lance a remarkable twist in cyclist's ...

    Johnette Howard

    Even Nike has had enough? Wednesday's news of the company's split with Lance Armstrong is a remarkable twist in the cyclist's accelerating spiral from heroic cultural icon to disgraced champion and unconscionable liar.

    Story | Conversation | October 17, 2012
  11. Riding with the Pros -- In cycling, older can mean better

    Kathryn Bertine

    In women's cycling, the tactical savvy, mental toughness and cardio development that come with age can give older riders the advantage.

    Story | Conversation | August 31, 2012
  12. The Collegiate Women Sports Awards -- Where are they now?

    Julia Savacool

    After receiving the top honors for their sports achievements in NCAA Division I schools, these women went on to perform on even bigger stages.

    Story | Conversation | May 15, 2012
  13. Olympics-bound Sarah Groff on talking triathlon with strangers

    Sarah Groff

    In her debut blog for espnW, triathlete Sarah Groff -- who has already qualified for the London Olympics -- describes the hazards of frequent travel. Among them: explaining her profession of choice to random befuddled strangers.

    Story | Conversation | February 10, 2012
  14. Julie Foudy: This year in sports was all about patience, humility...

    Julie Foudy

    Julie Foudy sums up her year in sports and the life lessons we can all take into the year ahead.

    Blog | Conversation | December 29, 2010