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  1. Sarah Groff moving forward after London disappointment

    Bonnie D. Ford

    The months since the London Olympics have been an endurance event in and of themselves for triathlete Sarah Groff, the 2011 world championships series bronze medalist who just missed placing in the top three at the Summer Games. She struggled for ...

    Blog | March 08, 2013
  2. Bobby Lea looking ahead to Rio 2016

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Two-time track cycling Olympian Bobby Lea of Topton, Pa., recommitted to a third bid in his mind before he even got home from the London Games, where he finished 12th in the demanding two-day, six-event omnium. The 29-year-old trains with Philadelphi...

    Blog | December 19, 2012
  3. Desiree Davila on road back after London letdown

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Unlike most of the distance runners who traveled to New York last week, marathoner Desiree Davila arrived knowing she wouldn't be hitting the famous 26.2-mile course. Davila has been off her feet almost entirely since Aug. 5, when a mysterious an...

    Blog | November 06, 2012
  4. White House visit one more chance for Team USA to bask

    Bonnie D. Ford

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Welcoming sporting champions to the White House is a ritual that goes on no matter what -- a rare, unequivocally happy moment in the life of both athletes and the president who serves at the time of their success. Fri...

    Blog | September 14, 2012
  5. It's back to work for disappointed Montano

    Bonnie D. Ford

    LONDON -- The trademark bright yellow silk flower tucked into Alysia Montano's hair was at odds with the tears welling in her eyes as she stood, hands on hips, describing her disappointment. Montano said allowing herself to be boxed around the l...

    Blog | August 11, 2012
  6. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Women's boxing a huge success

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Katie Taylor gave her vociferous Irish fans a thrill, and Claressa Shields beat down someone twice her age. Yes, the women boxers proved they belong on the biggest stage.

    Story | Conversation | August 09, 2012
  7. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Aly Raisman's grand finale proves timing ...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Aly Raisman's grand finale to the Olympic gymnastics competition proves yet again that timing is everything in this demanding sport.

    Story | Conversation | August 07, 2012
  8. 2012 Summer Olympics -- A marathon misfire for trio of U.S. women...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Desiree Davila left the course after the first 2.2-mile lap because of injury, while Shalane Flanagan and Kara Goucher both had their bodies betray them late in the race.

    Story | Conversation | August 05, 2012
  9. Thursday: Top stories from Aquatics Centre

    Bonnie D. Ford

    LONDON -- A quick look at the action from the London Aquatics Centre on Thursday night: End of the roadMichael Phelps and Ryan Lochte faced off in the 200-meter individual medley in what is almost certainly the last head-to-head meeting in a riva...

    Blog | August 02, 2012
  10. 2012 Summer Olympics -- U.S. gymnast Leyva wins bronze

    Bonnie D. Ford

    The U.S. men's gymnastics team succumbed to nerves two days ago. But with a bronze medal in the individual all-around on the line Wednesday, Danell Leyva delivered one of the most thrilling routines he has ever done on the high bar.

    Story | Conversation | August 01, 2012
  11. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Allison Schmitt wins first gold in Michae...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Allison Schmitt won her first gold Tuesday in dominating fashion. Even then, she wasn't the biggest name in the pool.

    Story | Conversation | August 01, 2012
  12. 2012 Summer Olympics -- U.S. men's gymnastics stumbles in team co...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    The U.S. men's gymnastics team couldn't recover from early errors Monday, stumbling to fifth with medals on the line after a promising first-place finish in qualifying.

    Story | Conversation | July 30, 2012
  13. espnW -- Pure joy of sport drives gold medalist Kim Rhode

    Bonnie D. Ford

    It's no accident Kim Rhode became the first American to win individual medals in five straight Olympics. The U.S. shooter is a throwback to the Olympians of decades ago who did sports for sheer joy.

    Story | Conversation | July 30, 2012
  14. Olympic podium eludes American Phinney in surprising road race

    Bonnie D. Ford

    With Team Great Britain favorite Mark Cavendish out of the picture, Taylor Phinney figured he had a shot. But the American just missed making the podium, finishing fourth.

    Story | Conversation | July 28, 2012
  15. espnW -- Natalie Coughlin earns 12th Olympic medal from poolside

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Natalie Coughlin was held out of the 4x100 final in a "tough" decision by coaches. But by swimming in the preliminary race and sharing the bronze, she joined Dara Torres and Jenny Thompson as the most decorated female U.S. Olympians.

    Story | Conversation | July 28, 2012
  16. 2012 London Games -- Increased drug testing moving in positive di...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    New HGH blood tests employed at the London Games could help strengthen the institutional checks and balances on cheating.

    Story | Conversation | July 25, 2012