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  1. 2012 Olympics -- Usain Bolt not the only medal contender for Jama...

    Luke Cyphers

    Jamaica has been the unquestioned power in the world of sprinting ever since Usain Bolt floated across the finish line in world-record time at the 2008 Beijing Games. So, what is does the team have in store for its second act?

    Story | Conversation | July 24, 2012
  2. 2012 Summer Olympics -- US women bring strongest 1500, long jump ...

    Luke Cyphers

    Watch out, world. U.S. women's team will bring unprecedented depth to London in the 1,500 meters and long jump.

    Story | Conversation | July 01, 2012
  3. Demus, Richards-Ross follow moms' lead

    Luke Cyphers

    DALLAS -- Mother's Day carried added meaning on the first morning of the U.S. Olympic Media Summit, thanks to U.S. track stars Lashinda Demus and Sanya Richards-Ross. Demus just missed qualifying for Beijing in 2008 in her specialty, the 400-meter hu...

    Blog | May 13, 2012
  4. 2012 London Olympics -- Checking in with Dara Torres and her ques...

    Luke Cyphers

    Can Dara Torres qualify for her sixth Olympic Games? She knows her age will be a factor, but she's not letting that deter her.

    Story | Conversation | May 03, 2012
  5. Tyson Gay won't attempt to run 200 meters at 2012 London Olympics...

    Luke Cyphers

    Tyson Gay is getting closer to a full recovery from a hip injury that cost him part of last year.

    Story | Conversation | March 30, 2012
  6. Clay, Jamaican team have nothing in common? Look at their paths t...

    Luke Cyphers

    Bryan Clay and the Jamaican 4x100-meter relay team could not have won their events more differently, but their wins showed how the Games can bring cultures together.

    Story | Conversation | August 22, 2008
  7. Leave it to the 400 meters crew to save U.S. team at Games

    Luke Cyphers

    When things are going bad for the U.S. track team (and they're going bad here in Beijing), it can always count on the 400 meters event to bring Americans to the top of the podium.

    Story | Conversation | August 21, 2008
  8. Engaging atmosphere intensifies Argentina's semifinal win over Br...

    Luke Cyphers

    It wasn't at the track. Or the basketball court. The place to be Tuesday was Beijing Workers' Stadium -- taking in the incredible atmosphere of the semifinal match between Argentina and Brazil.

    Story | Conversation | August 19, 2008
  9. Brown Trafton, Taylor spur sluggish American track team

    Luke Cyphers

    A wild pig-hunting discus thrower and former electrical contractor-turned-400 hurdles man got America to the medal stand at the Bird's Nest on Monday.

    Story | Conversation | August 18, 2008
  10. China's hero, its DiMaggio, falls before race even begins

    Luke Cyphers

    Liu Xiang's run at the Olympics was one of the most anticipated events of the Beijing Games. And when the hurdler pulled out on Monday, a nation grieved.

    Story | Conversation | August 18, 2008
  11. Hours after failing to reach final, Gay in awe of Bolt's 100 win

    Luke Cyphers

    Tyson Gay was in pain after failing to qualify for the Olympic 100-meter final Saturday night. Then, he saw Usain Bolt's world record of 9.69 seconds and was in awe.

    Story | Conversation | August 17, 2008
  12. Men's 100 shows limits, possibilities of what runners can do

    Luke Cyphers

    The men's 100 event at the Olympics showed the limits (Tyson Gay) and possibilities (Usain Bolt) of the human body.

    Story | Conversation | August 16, 2008
  13. Flanagan shows American distance runners can compete with best

    Luke Cyphers

    Americans aren't supposed to compete in long-distance races. Americans aren't supposed to run down East Africans for medals on the biggest stage in the sport. But Shalane Flanagan did just that in winning bronze in the 10,000 meters.

    Story | Conversation | August 15, 2008
  14. Bolt's unexpected success adds new drama to men's 100-meter race

    Luke Cyphers

    Will Tyson Gay's experience and Asafa Powell's motivation be enough against Usain Bolt in the 100 meters? Luke Cyphers previews one of the biggest showdowns of the Beijing Games.

    Story | Conversation | August 14, 2008
  15. Bolt may be 100 favorite, but Gay in better position to win

    Luke Cyphers

    Tyson Gay hasn't raced in weeks, but that doesn't mean he is the underdog in the upcoming 100-meter showdown.

    Story | Conversation | August 11, 2008
  16. Locals want foreigners to feel safe, welcome in Beijing

    Luke Cyphers

    In light of Saturday's tragic stabbing, Beijing residents want Americans to know that the crime shouldn't stop them from feeling welcome in China.

    Story | Conversation | August 10, 2008