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  1. Scheduled open water race in UAE sparks questions, objections fro...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    International swimming officials have added a 10-kilometer open water race in the United Arab Emirates to the 2015 calendar over strenuous objections from the United States, putting the event back in the hands of the national federation cited for inadequate safety practices in the 2010 drowning death of Fran Crippen.

    Story | Conversation | January 13, 2015
  2. Ford -- Openly gay athletes proud to represent U.S. as part of de...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Brian Boitano and Caitlin Cahow are U.S. citizens, former elite athletes and openly gay, and they are completely grounded in why those overlapping identities brought them to Sochi as members of the official U.S. delegation.

    Story | Conversation | February 07, 2014
  3. Plushenko keeps Russia in medal hunt

    Bonnie D. Ford

    SOCHI, Russia -- The last time Evgeni Plushenko skated with anything at stake, it was behind closed doors, a special exam to convince Russian officials he deserved to claim the lone men's spot available at the Winter Games. He succeeded, although ...

    Blog | February 06, 2014
  4. espnW -- Paula Radcliffe talks about racing, records, recuperatin...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    It's been 10 years since Paula Radcliffe set a world record with her performance in the London Marathon. The racing legend talks about that day and how she's recuperating from injuries that forced her out of the 2012 Olympics.

    Story | Conversation | April 10, 2013
  5. USADA's actions on Lance Armstrong start series of events that co...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Four months after federal officials dropped a nearly 2-year-old investigation of seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency is aggressively pursuing a case against him. Armstrong, his longtime team director Johan Br...

    Story | Conversation | June 14, 2012
  6. A look at 'the LaShawn Merritt case' and Rule 45

    Bonnie D. Ford

    The IOC's Rule 45 bars any athlete who receives a doping sanction of six months or more from competing in the next Olympics. But it's not exactly the deterrent officials expect it to be.

    Story | Conversation | September 19, 2011
  7. Contador: The case that keeps on giving

    Bonnie D. Ford

    So, it's official: The 2010 Tour de France results will remain unofficially unofficial when the 2011 edition of the race begins on July 2. This giant, spreading asterisk is brought to you by Alberto Contador's legal team. Aided and abetted by the ...

    Blog | May 31, 2011
  8. Family, friends, swimmers dont forget Fran Crippen, fight to mak...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    As those who loved and admired the late Fran Crippen await the conclusions of two official investigations into his death last October, it's clear they're not sitting still in their quest to make the sport of open water swimming safer. The commissi...

    Blog | March 13, 2011
  9. In wake of Fran Crippen's death, officials delay start of open wa...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Swimming officials have postponed the start of 10-kilometer open water World Cup competition until an internal investigation of American Fran Crippen's death is complete. The status of the event in the United Arab Emirates where he died is now in limbo.

    Story | Conversation | December 01, 2010
  10. Source: Floyd Landis files federal whistle-blower lawsuit

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Former Lance Armstrong teammate Floyd Landis has filed a federal whistle-blower lawsuit, The Wall Street Journal is reporting.

    Story | Conversation | September 03, 2010
  11. 2010 Winter Olympics -- Original dance's swan song? Enjoy the dra...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Sunday could be it for the Battle of the Baubles, a.k.a. the second phase of ice dancing competition formally known as original dance. The International Skating Union, under pressure from Olympic officials to pare ice...

    Blog | Conversation | February 21, 2010
  12. Bonnie Ford: Canadian inner conflict at heart of Winter Olympic o...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    The start of these Games hasn't gone exactly according to plan for a country desperately trying to make a big splash. But the best thing Canada can do as host is to conduct itself the way it does so naturally inside the boards.

    Story | Conversation | February 12, 2010
  13. Lance's comeback makes it open season for his detractors

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Many of the questions about Lance Armstrong's past could have receded if had he remained retired. But his comeback makes it open season again. He said he missed competition. He has it on several fronts now.

    Story | Conversation | October 01, 2008