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  1. 2014 Sochi Olympics -- No matter the location, Olympics again sho...

    Jim Caple

    The Sochi Olympics provided plenty of moments to remind us that while terrible things can happen everywhere, wonderfully inspiring things always happen at the Olympics -- whatever our fears, wherever they are held.

    Story | Conversation | February 23, 2014
  2. 2014 Sochi Olympics -- Andrew Weibrecht, Bode Miller defy their o...

    Jim Caple

    Competing in a sport that demands a lot on the body, Bode Miller and Andrew Weibrecht defied their own odds to podium in the super-G and reverse the fortunes of the U.S. Alpine team.

    Story | Conversation | February 16, 2014
  3. 2014 Sochi Olympics -- Evgeni Plushenko deserved better ending to...

    Jim Caple

    Evgeni Plushenko had big hopes for these Games on his home soil. After helping Russia win the team event, one of the greatest skaters the sport has seen deserved a better way to end his career.

    Story | Conversation | February 13, 2014
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Oscar Pistorius is Games' greatest feel-g...

    Jim Caple

    How can anyone not root for South African sprinter Oscar Pistorius, who in competing with carbon-fiber prosthetics is proving to the world that anything is impossible, even running in the Olympics without legs.

    Story | Conversation | August 03, 2012
  7. 2012 London Games -- Beach volleyball venue is Olympic's coolest

    Jim Caple

    Chock in the center of London, the Horse Guards Parade has morphed into a beach volleyball paradise and the coolest venue of these -- or perhaps any -- Olympic Games.

    Story | Conversation | July 30, 2012
  8. 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
  9. The Olympic torch has been lit!

    Jim Caple

    Depending on your time zone, the torch-lighting ceremony for the London Olympics was very early this morning/late last night in Olympia, Greece. That was the birthplace of the ancient Olympics, as well as the greatest Turn Back the Clock Day in sport...

    Blog | May 10, 2012
  10. 2010 Winter Olympics -- Billy Demong helps U.S. break Nordic gold...

    Jim Caple

    The journey to the top of the Olympic podium has been a long one for Billy Demong and the U.S. Nordic combined team. But now that they're there, the sport has a chance to grow in the States.

    Story | Conversation | February 25, 2010
  11. Du Toit's message goes way beyond her finish at Olympics

    Jim Caple

    Michael Phelps may have 14 gold medals, but he doesn't have to feed himself during a race or fend off competitors kicking him in the head. He also has two legs with which to kick. Such is not the case for open swimmer Natalie du Toit.

    Story | Conversation | August 20, 2008
  12. Haven't these cyclists apologized enough for the masks?

    Jim Caple

    Haven't these poor track cyclists apologized enough for wearing masks upon their arrival in Beijing? We think so.

    Story | Conversation | August 12, 2008
  13. More magic for Boston: Best year ever for one city?

    Jim Caple

    With the Celtics following the success of the Red Sox and Patriots, Jim Caple wonders if this is the best year ever for one city.

    Story | Conversation | June 14, 2008