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  1. 2012 Olympics -- Ashton Eaton chases glory, not fame

    Luke Cyphers

    U.S. interest in the decathlon has faded, and that's just fine with Ashton Eaton, who isn't especially interested in fame, writes Luke Cyphers.

    Story | Conversation | August 07, 2012
  2. Al Buehlers influence changed sports

    Luke Cyphers

    Al Buehler hasn't been to an Olympic Games in 25 years. But now that the legendary former Duke track coach plans to be in London, chances are something extraordinary will happen. Buehler's life reads like a travelogue through some of the most hist...

    Blog | July 26, 2012
  3. 2012 London Olympics -- Where Are They Now: Dave Wottle

    Luke Cyphers

    Forty years after his Munich milestone, U.S. runner Dave Wottle celebrates his gold medal, his wedding anniversary and all the happy memories that go with it. Even his lucky golf cap.

    Story | Conversation | July 26, 2012
  4. 2012 Olympics -- Usain Bolt not the only medal contender for Jama...

    Luke Cyphers

    Jamaica has been the unquestioned power in the world of sprinting ever since Usain Bolt floated across the finish line in world-record time at the 2008 Beijing Games. So, what is does the team have in store for its second act?

    Story | Conversation | July 24, 2012
  5. 2012 Summer Olympics -- LaShawn Merritt aims to defend his Olympi...

    Luke Cyphers

    There is the LaShawn Merritt the track world has come to know -- a man perfectly suited for the 400 with the sad backstory and stony demeanor who intimidates even the toughest runners in the sport's most demanding race. But it's not the whole picture. Yes, Merritt wants something more.

    Story | Conversation | July 18, 2012
  6. 2012 Summer Olympics -- US women bring strongest 1500, long jump ...

    Luke Cyphers

    Watch out, world. U.S. women's team will bring unprecedented depth to London in the 1,500 meters and long jump.

    Story | Conversation | July 01, 2012
  7. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Chaunte Lowe, Amy Acuff make high jump te...

    Luke Cyphers

    The U.S. is sending not one, but two mothers to the London Olympics in the high jump, an event not normally associated with maternity.

    Story | Conversation | June 30, 2012
  8. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Emma Coburn, Shalaya Kipp headline banne...

    Luke Cyphers

    Colorado's Emma Coburn and Shalaya Kipp took first and third in the 3,000 steeplechase, beating a field of pros for a trip to London and headlining what turned out to be a banner day for collegians.

    Story | Conversation | June 29, 2012
  9. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Qualifying standard creates drama at trac...

    Luke Cyphers

    That ever-confusing Olympic qualifying standard created a lot of drama Thursday night, the kind that only the Olympic track trials can produce.

    Story | Conversation | June 29, 2012
  10. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Alysia Montano, Jesse Williams endure dif...

    Luke Cyphers

    Alysia Montano and Jesse Williams both made the Olympic team Monday, but how they got there showed just how fickle this meet can be.

    Story | Conversation | June 25, 2012
  11. Putting Ashton Eaton's feat into perspective

    Luke Cyphers

    EUGENE, Ore. -- If you care about Olympic sports at all -- heck, if you care about sports, period -- then Ashton Eaton's world record in the decathlon here at the Olympic trials is not a one-day story. It all came together Saturday evening at his ...

    Blog | June 24, 2012
  12. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Sanya Richards-Ross, LaShawn Merritt win ...

    Luke Cyphers

    If Saturday was the U.S. Olympic trials' time to highlight the next big thing, then Sunday's men's and women's 400 meters belonged to some of the old track favorites.

    Story | Conversation | June 24, 2012
  13. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Decathlete Ashton Eaton the total package...

    Luke Cyphers

    Ashton Eaton's world-record performance Saturday electrified a whole sport, and his combination of ability, youth and personality could help put U.S. track back on the sports map.

    Story | Conversation | June 23, 2012
  14. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Bryan Clay endures cruel finish at track ...

    Luke Cyphers

    Bryan Clay was looking toward London as a chance to seal a legacy, bring his sport back into the public eye and complete a U.S. sweep, but the decathlon had other ideas.

    Story | Conversation | June 23, 2012
  15. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Ashton Eaton makes big statement in Day 1...

    Luke Cyphers

    Everybody knows Ashton Eaton is the future of the decathlon in the United States, but on a wet day at the U.S. Olympic trials, Eaton might have signaled that the future is coming sooner than people thought.

    Story | Conversation | June 22, 2012
  16. 'Double' decisions strategic for Felix, Richards-Ross

    Luke Cyphers

    EUGENE, Ore. -- Sometimes, the choices athletes make in life come down to the calendar. That was the case for a pair of American sprinters, Allyson Felix and Sanya Richards-Ross, who are going after different sprint doubles at the U.S. Olympic tri...

    Blog | June 21, 2012