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  1. 2014 Sochi Olympics -- Are high-tech suits a reason for U.S. spee...

    Wayne Drehs

    U.S. speedskaters have experienced nothing but disappointment at Adler Arena during these Games. So why exactly did 1,000-meter favorites Heather Richardson and Brittany Bowe fall out of medal contention? Some think it's gotta be the suits.

    Story | Conversation | February 13, 2014
  2. After London, Maggie Steffens hopes to lead by example

    Wayne Drehs

    With every sunrise and sunset, with the change of another season, the moments from the greatest two weeks in Maggie Steffens' young athletic life drift further and further away. Four months after carrying the U.S. women's water polo team to its first...

    Blog | December 13, 2012
  3. 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
  4. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Wait for women's water polo gold finally ...

    Wayne Drehs

    The U.S. women's water polo team suffered through disappointments leading up to London, and a scare or two while at the Games, but in the end it got what it had long chased: the gold medal.

    Story | Conversation | August 09, 2012
  5. 2012 Olympics -- Imperfect night leads to perfect Phelps moment

    Wayne Drehs

    Some will say the way Michael Phelps' historic night unfolded was less than perfect. But, if anything, it should serve as a lesson in appreciating how hard it is to win 19 Olympic medals over a span of three Games.

    Story | Conversation | July 31, 2012
  6. 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
  7. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Ryan Lochte the greatest, at least for on...

    Wayne Drehs

    The question was never whether Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte would make the Olympic team. This was the opening round in a summer-long quest to determine who exactly is the greatest male swimmer in the world. And for one night, it was Lochte.

    Story | Conversation | June 25, 2012
  8. Lochte-Phelps 'moment' helps add more drama to trials stage

    Wayne Drehs

    OMAHA, Neb. -- Some 48 hours before the culmination of their highly anticipated showdown at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials, the two greatest swimmers in the world shared a moment here Saturday afternoon. It wasn't much. A handshake. A half-hug....

    Blog | June 23, 2012
  9. Michael Phelps is the greatest swimmer ever, so what else is ther...

    Wayne Drehs

    Michael Phelps has reached every bar you can set for an athlete, so why would he again put himself through the Olympic grind? What else is there left to prove?

    Story | Conversation | August 24, 2010
  10. No Ryan Lochte-Michael Phelps rematch

    Wayne Drehs

    IRVINE, Calif. -- The head-to-head rematch between the greatest swimmer of all time and the man many believe is the top swimmer in the world right now will have to wait another year. Michael Phelps elected not to swim in the 200-meter individual medl...

    Blog | August 21, 2010
  11. Pan Pacific Swimming Championships: Ryan Lochte disappointed he w...

    Wayne Drehs

    IRVINE, Calif. -- The head-to-head rematch between the greatest swimmer of all time and the man many believe is the top swimmer in the world right now will have to wait another year. Michael Phelps elected not to swim in the 200-meter individual me...

    Blog | Conversation | August 21, 2010
  12. Pride and passion on full display

    Wayne Drehs

    So this is what baseball commissioner Bud Selig meant by "internationalization."

    Story | Conversation | March 07, 2006