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  1. 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
  2. espnW -- Swimmer Missy Franklin still adjusting to post-Olympics ...

    Wayne Drehs

    It has been a whirlwind ride for Missy Franklin since winning five medals at the London Olympics three months ago. Now, she is looking ahead to college and helping carry the torch in the sport of swimming.

    Story | Conversation | December 12, 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 Olympics -- Not even Ellis Coleman impervious to pain

    Wayne Drehs

    Ellis Coleman is tough. Really tough. Growing up on the West Side of Chicago and enduring an abusive childhood will make you that way. But that doesn't mean losing is easy.

    Story | Conversation | August 06, 2012
  5. Michael Phelps is 'very happy to be done'

    Wayne Drehs

    LONDON -- On his first morning of retirement, Michael Phelps couldn't sleep. Though he had stayed up until the early hours of Sunday morning celebrating the end of his career with friends and family, confusion reigned when 6 a.m. rolled around. T...

    Blog | August 05, 2012
  6. 2012 Olympics -- 22 reasons to miss Michael Phelps

    Wayne Drehs

    Michael Phelps' Olympic body of work is complete. He exits with an unparalleled 22 medals, so fittingly 22 people -- friends, competitors, peers and admirers -- chimed in on what they will miss.

    Story | Conversation | August 04, 2012
  7. Instant analysis: Top swimming stories

    Wayne Drehs

    LONDON -- A quick look at the top stories from the London Aquatics Centre on Friday night: Magnificent MissyOn Thursday, Missy Franklin laughed off the suggestion that her body was starting to tire at the end of her grueling seven-event schedule, ...

    Blog | August 03, 2012
  8. 2012 Olympics -- Chad le Clos just one example of Michael Phelps'...

    Wayne Drehs

    On the night Michael Phelps swam the last individual race of his career, he saw an example of how his legacy will carry on once he's gone.

    Story | Conversation | August 03, 2012
  9. 2012 Olympics -- Ryan Lochte, world reminded yet again of Phelps'...

    Wayne Drehs

    Despite all the hard work and dedication Ryan Lochte put in before heading to London, and the ample hype that these were supposed to be his Games, there was just one problem -- he is not Michael Phelps.

    Story | Conversation | August 02, 2012
  10. Phelps, Lochte prepare for second clash

    Wayne Drehs

    LONDON -- No matter what happens in the London Aquatics Centre pool Thursday night, one thing is almost certain: We are bound to see something we will never see again. The flashbulb-inducing moment will come in the 200-meter individual medley final...

    Blog | August 02, 2012
  11. 2012 Olympics -- Nathan Adrian becomes feel-good story of the Oly...

    Wayne Drehs

    Nathan Adrian's win in the 100-meter freestyle could be summed up this way: It couldn't have happened to a better guy.

    Story | Conversation | August 01, 2012
  12. Wednesday: Analysis from Olympic pool

    Wayne Drehs

    LONDON -- A quick look at the top stories from London Aquatics Centre on Wednesday night: Marquee man For the first time since Matt Biondi in 1988, an American man won one of the marquee events of the Olympic swimming program, the 100-meter free...

    Blog | August 01, 2012
  13. Obamas tweet on Phelps feat

    Wayne Drehs

    LONDON -- When he woke up Wednesday morning and began scrolling through thousands of Twitter mentions congratulating him on becoming the most decorated Olympian of all time, Michael Phelps found one name in particular that clearly stood out. It was t...

    Blog | August 01, 2012
  14. Top takeaways from Tuesday's swim finals

    Wayne Drehs

    LONDON -- A quick look at the top stories from the London Aquatics Centre on Tuesday night: An unlikely path to history Although Michael Phelps had never come right out and said it, most believed he came back to London with his eye on becoming th...

    Blog | July 31, 2012
  15. 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
  16. 2012 Summer Olympics -- What does suspicion of Chinese swimmer sa...

    Wayne Drehs

    LONDON -- The biggest international story from the Aquatics Centre this week has had nothing to do with Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte or the arrival of Missy Franklin as the next young American star. Instead, it's centered on 16-year-old Chinese swimme...

    Story | Conversation | July 31, 2012