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  1. 2014 Sochi Olympics -- USA wins speedskating medal on final try

    Wayne Drehs

    It had taken almost two weeks -- thirteen days to be exact -- for any of the 25-member American speedskating team to medal. And it finally happened on their last chance. Silver.

    Story | Conversation | February 21, 2014
  2. espnW -- In what was supposed to be its Olympic moment, U.S. wome...

    Wayne Drehs

    Since the moment the final buzzer sounded in Vancouver four years ago, the U.S. women's team pointed to Thursday's game against Canada as the moment everything would change. What happened instead was just shocking.

    Story | Conversation | February 20, 2014
  3. espnW -- Lopsided win shouldn't bring up old arguments about wome...

    Wayne Drehs

    Some might want to criticize the women's game after the United States' 9-0 win against Switzerland, but U.S. coach Katey Stone said those critics are missing the larger, more important point.

    Story | Conversation | February 10, 2014
  4. Back to Earth

    OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/GETTY IMAGESWayne Drehs

    As he prepares for his fifth and likely final Olympic Games, U.S. skier Bode Miller wonders whether anyone will ever understand him.

    Eticket | Conversation | February 04, 2014
  5. Olympic swimmer Missy Franklin has had her ordinary life thanks t...

    Wayne Drehs

    In ESPN The Magazine, Wayne Drehs asks about how Missy Franklin's parents raised a well-adjusted Olympic champ. Low-stress parenting -- and lots of luck.

    Story | Conversation | June 28, 2013
  6. 2012 Summer Olympics -- All-American final guarantees beach gold ...

    Wayne Drehs

    After upsetting the No. 1-ranked Brazilians in the semifinals, Jennifer Kessy and April Ross no longer should be considered the "other" American beach volleyball team.

    Story | Conversation | August 07, 2012
  7. Phelps, Lochte prepare for second clash

    Wayne Drehs

    LONDON -- No matter what happens in the London Aquatics Centre pool Thursday night, one thing is almost certain: We are bound to see something we will never see again. The flashbulb-inducing moment will come in the 200-meter individual medley final...

    Blog | August 02, 2012
  8. Top takeaways from Tuesday's swim finals

    Wayne Drehs

    LONDON -- A quick look at the top stories from the London Aquatics Centre on Tuesday night: An unlikely path to history Although Michael Phelps had never come right out and said it, most believed he came back to London with his eye on becoming th...

    Blog | July 31, 2012
  9. 2012 Summer Olympics -- A different Michael Phelps this time arou...

    Wayne Drehs

    He's the biggest name in the Olympics. But this time around, Michael Phelps is out to accomplish more than adding to his gold-medal count.

    Story | Conversation | July 25, 2012
  10. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Michael Phelps reiterates he is done afte...

    Wayne Drehs

    A day after his final race at the trials, Wayne Drehs sat down with Michael Phelps for a brief chat about what the swimmer is thinking and feeling as he prepares for the final meters of his professional career.

    Story | Conversation | July 02, 2012
  11. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Ryan Lochte, Michael Phelps get ready for...

    Wayne Drehs

    Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps will face off in a final trials showdown, the last time they'll compete in the water against one another until the London Olympics.

    Story | Conversation | June 29, 2012
  12. Cody Miller and the prelims wardrobe malfunction

    Wayne Drehs

    OMAHA, Neb. -- As he stood behind the block and did a few final squats before his preliminary heat in the 200-meter breaststroke Thursday morning, University of Indiana junior Cody Miller heard a rip. And then he felt a draft. His racing suit tor...

    Blog | June 28, 2012
  13. 2012 Summer Olympics -- For one night, Michael Phelps restores or...

    Wayne Drehs

    Michael Phelps needed to remind the world how races are supposed to end when he's in the water and needed to remind himself. On Wednesday night, that's exactly what he did.

    Story | Conversation | June 27, 2012
  14. Amanda Beard: 'It's fun to surprise yourself'

    Wayne Drehs

    IRVINE, Calif. -- As the final results of the 2010 Pan Pacific Championships are filed away, the fifth-place finishes of Amanda Beard in the 100- and 200-meter breaststroke will be nothing more than a footnote. But considering this was Beard's f...

    Blog | August 23, 2010
  15. Amanda Beard falls in love again with swimming, aims for 2012 Sum...

    Wayne Drehs

    IRVINE, Calif. -- As the final results of the 2010 Pan Pacific Championships are filed away, the fifth-place finishes of Amanda Beard in the 100- and 200-meter breaststroke will be nothing more than a footnote. But considering this was Beard's firs...

    Blog | Conversation | August 23, 2010
  16. Pan Pacific Swimming Championships: Sutton leads way, Hoff strugg...

    Wayne Drehs

    IRVINE, Calif. -- Chloe Sutton is admittedly not a morning person. The whole idea of hopping in a pool and pulling off a blistering time in an a.m. heat doesn't jell with someone who likes a slower pace in the early hours of the day. But on Friday ...

    Blog | Conversation | August 20, 2010