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  1. Off Base: Bring baseball back to Olympics!

    Jim Caple

    Pingpong is an Olympic sport. So is badminton. And trampoline. Shooting, too. The always popular rhythmic gymnastics and synchronized swimming as well, of course. And golf is being added for 2016. But baseball is not being played at these Londo...

    Blog | August 04, 2012
  2. 2012 Olympics -- Kristin Armstrong queen of cycling at Olympics

    Jim Caple

    Kristin Armstrong, 38 and a recent mother, decided to give the Olympics one more shot, and it worked out that she got to sit on a throne with another gold medal around her neck.

    Story | Conversation | August 01, 2012
  3. Bring baseball back to the Olympics

    Jim Caple

    If the International Olympic Committee can't get behind baseball, how about co-ed softball instead? Think of the potential sponsorship opportunities.

    Story | Conversation | August 01, 2012
  4. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Mental edge helps U.S. women's gymnastics...

    Jim Caple

    Whether the 2012 gold medalists in the women's team final are the best group of American Olympic gymnasts can be debated, but they are almost certainly the best team.

    Story | Conversation | July 31, 2012
  5. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Rivalry drives U.S. women's gymnasts

    Jim Caple

    Swimming has Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte. Gymnastics has Jordyn Wieber and Gabby Douglas. And the competition between the American teammates is making them and the entire team better.

    Story | Conversation | July 28, 2012
  6. Caple -- Shawn Johnson puts gymnastics behind her

    Jim Caple

    Shawn Johnson announced her retirement from gymnastics at age 20, but says she is excited to see what the future holds.

    Story | Conversation | June 03, 2012
  7. Olympic spotlight: Trials season heats up

    Jim Caple

    The Olympics are still six months and three weeks away, so there's still a little time to order a copy of Michael Phelps' "London on 10,000 Calories a Day" guidebook. The U.S. Olympic trials season, however, is just about to heat up. Mark the foll...

    Blog | January 05, 2012
  8. Proper values help shape Danell Leyva

    Jim Caple

    Danell Leyva's earliest gymnastics memory is an instructive one. "My first competition was when I was 5 or 6 and I didn't place on anything," he said. "I got a last-place medal on high bar and I was crying. And Yin said, 'See? If you want to be some...

    Blog | October 06, 2011
  9. No worlds, but Johnson still eyeing London

    Jim Caple

    Shawn Johnson won a gold medal and three silvers at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Her photo adorned cereal boxes on American breakfast tables. She led the Wrigley Field crowd in singing "Take Me Out to the Ball Game." And she reached the highest level o...

    Blog | September 22, 2011
  10. Gymnasts' road to 2012 gets more difficult

    Jim Caple

    We all know making the U.S. Olympic team is difficult enough. Years of training, passion and financial sacrifice are normally required (well, not so much financial sacrifice if you're on the basketball team). But making the gymnastics squad is now ev...

    Blog | August 15, 2011
  11. Still dreaming of Phelps and Beijing? Here are 10 questions to po...

    Jim Caple

    Wondering what's on the Olympic calendar for 2009? Jim Caple gives you 10 questions to ponder while you're still getting over Jason Lezak's relay leg.

    Story | Conversation | January 03, 2009
  12. Jim Caple: 10 Olympic questions for 2009

    Jim Caple

    Wondering what's on the Olympic calendar for 2009? Jim Caple gives 10 questions for you to ponder while you're still getting over Jason Lezak's relay leg.

    Story | December 29, 2008
  13. Still plenty to watch before Games close on Sunday

    Jim Caple

    Before we bid goodbye to Beijing and begin the countdown to London, here are 10 final events to watch this weekend.

    Story | Conversation | August 22, 2008
  14. Here's how the IOC can really get to the bottom of this gymnast s...

    Jim Caple

    If the IOC is having any trouble with its investigation of China's gymnasts, Jim Caple knows exactly where it can turn for a little help: the ol' red, white and blue.

    Story | Conversation | August 22, 2008
  15. We love Shawn Johnson, but Horton tops gymnastics finale

    Jim Caple

    It's not that Jim Caple isn't impressed with women's gymnastics. He is. But a daring routine from Jonathan Horton outranked Shawn Johnson's gold-medal win Tuesday.

    Story | Conversation | August 19, 2008
  16. Theatrics, gymnastics and that guy Phelps highlight Week 1

    Jim Caple

    We're a week into the Beijing Games, and we're taking stock. Jim Caple reviews Week 1 and previews what lies ahead.

    Story | Conversation | August 15, 2008