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  1. Blake Leeper worries Oscar Pistorius' arrest will put negative sp...

    Jim Caple

    Oscar Pistorius inspired many disabled athletes, including Blake Leeper, who worries about the negative effect Pistorius' arrest might have on the Paralympic movement that benefitted so much from the South African sprinter's success.

    Story | Conversation | February 21, 2013
  2. espnW -- Lolo Jones, the Olympic bobsledder? It could happen

    Jim Caple

    After another disappointing end at the Summer Games, Lolo Jones needed a distraction. Her answer? Bobsled. Now, the track star is eyeing a new goal: making a Winter Olympic team.

    Story | Conversation | February 08, 2013
  3. 2012 Olympics -- U.S. men beaten in 4x100 relay, but has Jamaica ...

    Jim Caple

    The U.S. 4x100 relay team couldn't keep up with Usain Bolt and the Jamaicans, but it doesn't mean it'll stop trying.

    Story | Conversation | August 11, 2012
  4. 2012 Olympics -- Mo Farah makes his 5,000 win look easy

    Jim Caple

    Great Britain's Mo Farah put on quite the show for the home crowd while winning the 5,000 meters and after it was all over.

    Story | Conversation | August 11, 2012
  5. 2012 Olympics -- With no baton fiascos, U.S. women set world rec...

    Jim Caple

    A lot can happen when a relay team holds on to the baton. For the U.S. women Friday night, what happened was a dominating performance that led to a world record.

    Story | Conversation | August 10, 2012
  6. 2012 Olympics -- Crushing defeats for Morgan Uceny, men's 4x400 r...

    Jim Caple

    No matter how hard you train, no matter how many years you put in, the unexpected can happen at the Olympics. Just ask Morgan Uceny and the men's 4x400 relay team.

    Story | Conversation | August 10, 2012
  7. 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
  8. 2012 Olympics -- Ever the entertainer, Usain Bolt again captivat...

    Jim Caple

    There have been two dominant household-name athletes at the past two Olympics -- Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt. But unlike Phelps, Bolt is as much an entertainer as an athlete.

    Story | Conversation | August 09, 2012
  9. 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
  10. 2012 Summer Olympics -- A heartbreaking finish for Tyson Gay

    Jim Caple

    Tyson Gay had gone through so much to reach the London Olympics. Which made his finish in Sunday's 100-meter final all the more heartbreaking.

    Story | Conversation | August 05, 2012
  11. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Mo Farah, Galen Rupp go the distance in 1...

    Jim Caple

    When Americans do pay attention to track and field, the marquee events are always the sprints. For good reason. But on Saturday night, Mo Farah and Galen Rupp might have nudged that interest toward distance races.

    Story | Conversation | August 04, 2012
  12. 2012 Summer Olympics -- A lesson in running, sort of

    Jim Caple

    If Jim Caple had just run another 18.2 miles and didn't need to dodge double-decker buses and didn't get lost (even with a map) and, oh, if he were way faster, he, too, could be an Olympic marathoner.

    Story | Conversation | August 04, 2012
  13. 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
  14. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Track trials provide stories of inspirati...

    Jim Caple

    The official slogan for the Olympic track trials was "Best.Time.Ever." But a better slogan would be "Best.Stories.Ever." While Olympics fans focused most of their attention on Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte this past week, the most intriguing athletes were in Eugene.

    Story | Conversation | July 03, 2012
  15. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Get ready for one insane 200 women's fina...

    Jim Caple

    With Allyson Felix, Jeneba Tarmoh, Sanya Richards-Ross, Carmelita Jeter, Bianca Knight, Tianna Madison and the others in the field, the 200 final should be very, very fast and very, very close.

    Story | Conversation | June 29, 2012
  16. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Lopez Lomong qualifies for second US Olym...

    Jim Caple

    Lopez Lomong qualified for his second U.S. Olympic team Thursday at trials, but this time was more special because of who was in the audience cheering him on.

    Story | Conversation | June 29, 2012