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  1. 2012 Olympics -- One of Bryshon Nellum's biggest supporters on ha...

    Alyssa Roenigk

    Four years ago, few people believed Bryshon Nellum would become an Olympian, but one man who did followed him here and will see the runner carry the U.S. flag into Olympic Stadium at closing ceremonies.

    Story | Conversation | August 12, 2012
  2. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Connor Fields takes this one on the chin

    Alyssa Roenigk

    One day you might dash through the field. The next you return home bloodied and bruised. That's what makes BMX racing so great.

    Story | Conversation | August 10, 2012
  3. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Abby Wambach hopes to keep playing

    Alyssa Roenigk

    Abby Wambach isn't done yet. The 32-year-old forward and heart of the U.S. women's soccer team wants to play in the 2015 Women's World Cup.

    Story | Conversation | August 09, 2012
  4. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Carli Lloyd delivers legendary performanc...

    Alyssa Roenigk

    When the London Games opened, Carli Lloyd wasn't even in the U.S. women's starting lineup. But the midfielder was right where she needed to be Thursday, scoring both goals in a 2-1 win over Japan that gave the Americans redemption and a third consecutive Olympic gold medal.

    Story | Conversation | August 09, 2012
  5. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Abby Wambach drew ref's attention to Cana...

    Alyssa Roenigk

    That rarely called whistle on Canada's goalkeeper didn't come out of nowhere. U.S. forward Abby Wambach had been pointing out the delay tactics all game Monday.

    Story | Conversation | August 07, 2012
  6. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Canada cries foul over whistle on goalkee...

    Alyssa Roenigk

    After a rare call on Canada's goalkeeper that eventually led to a U.S. penalty kick, the Canadian coach and players felt they were robbed in Monday's semifinal.

    Story | Conversation | August 06, 2012
  7. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Alex Morgan makes most of Olympic moment

    Alyssa Roenigk

    In a game defined by the unexpected -- a hat trick against the United States, a controversial and rarely whistled call, and seven goals -- it was only fitting that Alex Morgan headed in the game winner.

    Story | Conversation | August 06, 2012
  8. 2012 Summer Olympics -- U.S. soccer families are on the move

    Alyssa Roenigk

    Playing four games in four stadiums in 11 days means a lot of travel for the U.S. women's soccer team and the players' family members in the United Kingdom.

    Story | Conversation | August 05, 2012
  9. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Sydney Leroux helps U.S. women into semif...

    Alyssa Roenigk

    Sydney Leroux came off the bench and delivered the knockout punch the U.S. women's soccer team needed to beat New Zealand and advance to the semifinals.

    Story | Conversation | August 03, 2012
  10. 2012 Summer Olympics -- U.S. women's soccer success helping Brita...

    Alyssa Roenigk

    The women's game, banned in Great Britain for 50 years, is catching up. Tuesday, for every Wayne Rooney jersey in the stands at Old Trafford, there was a Megan Rapinoe jersey. For every Alan Stubbs, a Hope Solo.

    Story | Conversation | July 31, 2012
  11. 2012 Summer Olympics -- U.S. women's soccer team reaches quarterf...

    Alyssa Roenigk

    Megan Rapinoe's confident approach has helped carry the U.S. women's soccer team into the Olympic quarterfinals.

    Story | Conversation | July 28, 2012
  12. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Focused, unfazed U.S. women rally to beat...

    Alyssa Roenigk

    Despite falling behind by two goals, the U.S. women remained composed and unfazed Wednesday in rallying to beat France 4-2, the first step in their quest to return to being the No. 1 team in the world.

    Story | Conversation | July 25, 2012
  13. 2012 London Olympics -- Water polo player Peter Hudnut returns fo...

    Alyssa Roenigk

    Peter Hudnut didn't feel any satisfaction after winning silver at the 2008 Olympics. What did he feel like instead? "A loser." It's all the motivation the water polo player needs heading into London.

    Story | Conversation | May 01, 2012
  14. 2012 London Olympics -- Corben Sharrah's fast ascent in BMX racin...

    Alyssa Roenigk

    Corben Sharrah is on the short list to make the U.S. Olympic team in BMX racing. It's been a fast ascent from nascent pro to Olympic hopeful, but that's the only speed Sharrah knows.

    Story | Conversation | April 24, 2012
  15. Michelle Gorgone's road to the Vancouver Olympics

    Alyssa Roenigk

    Michelle Gorgone heads out on the road to the Vancouver Olympics

    Blog | Conversation | November 12, 2009
  16. The Five-Ring Circus: the road to Vancouver 2010

    Alyssa Roenigk

    On February 12, the 21st Winter Olympic Games descend upon Vancouver, Canada. Let's get this party started.

    Blog | Conversation | July 09, 2009