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  1. Think you're an athlete? Meet me on the playground

    Todd Gallagher

    Todd Gallagher wants to measure true athleticism by competing against so-called great "athletes" in a variety of playground sports.

    Story | Conversation | December 02, 2008
  2. My new sports love: team handball

    Wayne Drehs

    LONDON -- I came to England almost three weeks ago to tell the stories of some of the greatest Olympic athletes in the world. Michael Phelps. Missy Franklin. Jordan Burroughs. But along the way, I fell in love. Not with a woman, an ideal, a plate of ...

    Blog | August 12, 2012
  3. 2012 Olympics -- 'World's Greatest Athlete?' Yeah, that's Ashton ...

    Jim Caple

    Ashton Eaton and Trey Hardee pulled off a rare American feat in the Olympic decathlon, a feat that warrants a very specific level of respect.

    Story | Conversation | August 09, 2012
  4. 2012 Olympics -- Why does decathlon bore us?

    Jim Caple

    Yes, it takes two days and the scoring is complicated, but decathlon is not boring, Jim Caple writes.

    Story | Conversation | August 08, 2012
  5. How each Olympic event would destroy you

    DJ Gallo

    The Olympics feature the greatest athletes in the world competing in some of the most demanding physical events known to man. Yet that doesn't prevent all of us at home from sitting on our couches and doubting the validity of certain sports or thinki...

    Blog | August 02, 2012
  6. Some athletes to make early ceremony exit

    Jim Caple

    Marching in the Olympic opening ceremonies can be the greatest moment of an athlete's career. It can also be the longest line you've ever stood in, a line so long it makes the queue for Disneyland's Pirates of the Caribbean ride seem like the 15-item...

    Blog | July 27, 2012
  7. Before the 1992 Games in Barcelona, the IOC banned South Africa f...

    Anna Clark

    No country knows the extent of the IOC's power better than South Africa.

    Story | Conversation | July 26, 2012
  8. Topics: Teresa Edwards

    Teresa Edwards is a retired women's basketball player who is considered one of the greatest female athletes of all-time. Edwards won five Olympic medals during her international basketball career, including four golds....

  9. DeJong prepares to take the plunge ... again

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Leading up to the 2004 and 2008 Olympics, it was Chris DeJong's fate to overlap with several of the greatest athletes in his strongest event, the 200-meter backstroke: Aaron Peirsol, Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte. A two-time Olympic trials finali...

    Blog | March 23, 2011
  10. Too Short For A Column

    Rick Reilly

    Forget that Shaun White goes down now as the greatest redheaded athlete of all time, double-corking past Rod Laver. (I have two redheaded sons. This means something in our house.)Forget that he might be the most exciting American Winter Olympics athl...

    Blog | February 18, 2010
  11. Todd Gallagher: First up in the Playground Challenge? Brian Jorda...

    Todd Gallagher

    Who better than Brian Jordan -- former MLB All-Star and NFL starting safety -- to be the first contestant in the Playground Challenge.

    Story | Conversation | March 23, 2009
  12. Feat of Clay: American wins gold medal in decathlon

    Bryan Clay won the decathlon at the Beijing Games, the first American man to win the 10-discipline event at the Olympics since 1996.

    Story | Conversation | August 21, 2008
  13. Welcome to the Armchair Decathlon

    Mike Philbrick and Patrick Hruby

    In the spirit of the most grueling Olympic event, we offer an alternative test for couch potatoes across the globe.

    Story | Conversation | August 20, 2008
  14. A class left behind

    Robert Cassidy

    A gold medal at an Olympic Games usually puts a fighter on the fast track to fame and fortune. The class of 1980, which was forced to boycott the Games in Moscow, never got that opportunity -- and they're reminded of that every four years.

    Story | Conversation | August 09, 2008
  15. Andy Roddick could beat an average player with a frying pan

    Todd Gallager

    How much better are professional athletes than weekend warriors? Well, Andy Roddick could beat you using a frying pan.

    Story | Conversation | October 22, 2007
  16. Jones finally appears vulnerable

    Carrie Sheinberg

    As Marion Jones fumbled the handoff at Olympic Stadium Friday night, she found hands outstretched to help her.

    Story | Conversation | August 27, 2004