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  1. Mac Wilkins: Give Yourself A Break

    Doug Binder

    (Note: Mac Wilkins competed in the throws for 23 years, he made four Olympic teams and broke the world record in the discus four times. He also won the gold medal at the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal. Now he is a teacher of throwing and the head thr...

    Blog | August 16, 2012
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  3. High school experiences helped shape the U.S. Olympic men's track...

    Doug Binder

    It usually begins with an "Olympic dream." A young person watches the Olympic Games on TV and says "I want to do that." Dedication, sacrifice and daily reaffirming effort comes after that. Olympic-sized dreams come true for only a very few but for...

    Blog | August 02, 2012
  4. Californias Olympic Gold

    Mark Tennis

    It's not been since 1996 when a California high school student received a gold medal at the Summer Olympics. This year, a gymnast could join the list. One of those last ones also is back at the Olympics this year. There are four girls who attend C...

    Blog | July 27, 2012
  5. Ashleigh Johnson: School before pool

    Walter Villa

    Miami native Ashleigh Johnson, one of the nation's top young water polo goalies, had to choose a path: Olympic Games or Ivy League. If she headed west, Johnson, 17, could have soon found herself in contention for a spot on the world's grandest ath...

    Blog | June 12, 2012
  6. Sweet 16s: Jordyn Wieber & Gabby Douglas

    ESPNHS

    Two 16-year-old Americans are poised to take their budding gymnastics rivalry to London and give the United States a solid 1-2 punch at the 2012 Olympic Games. Jordyn Wieber, the reigning world champion, won her second straight U.S. title on Sunda...

    Blog | June 11, 2012
  7. Mac Wilkins: Tips for state meet week

    Mac Wilkins

    (Note: Mac Wilkins competed in the throws for 23 years, he made four Olympic teams and broke the world record in the discus four times. He also won the gold medal at the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal). State Meet Week. The hardest thing i...

    Blog | May 22, 2012
  8. Mac Wilkins: Correction begins at first turn

    Mac Wilkins competed in the throws for 23 years, he made four Olympic teams and broke the world record in the discus four times. He also won the gold medal at the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal. It's no wonder he is in the USATF Hall of Fame. H...

    Blog | May 01, 2012
  9. Mac Wilkins: Resist the urge to throw fast

    Mac Wilkins competed in the throws for 23 years, he made four Olympic teams and broke the world record in the discus four times. He also won the gold medal at the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal. It's no wonder he is in the USATF Hall of Fame. He h...

    Blog | April 15, 2012
  10. Teen diver Michael Hixon eyes London Olympics

    Christopher Parish

    Teen diver Michael Hixon eyes London Olympics.

    Story | Conversation | April 06, 2012
  11. For better or worse, we are all striving

    Adam Goucher

    Kara Goucher, my wife, stood on the starting line shaking out her arms, anxiously awaiting the gun. Only 191 women and 26.2 miles stood between her and the Olympic Games. I knew from experience what she was feeling. If you are a runner or have ever b...

    Blog | January 18, 2012
  12. After taking up archery at age 5 and quickly rising through the j...

    Christopher Parish

    After taking up archery at age 5 and quickly rising through the junior ranks, Brighton's (Brighton, Mich.) Holly Stover continues to move closer to fulfilling her Olympic dream, writes Christopher Parish for ESPN RISE.

    Story | Conversation | March 05, 2010
  13. For figure skaters Rachael Flatt and Mirai Nagasu, the journey to...

    Ryan Canner-O'Mealy

    For figure skaters Rachael Flatt and Mirai Nagasu, the journey toward Olympic contention began years ago and included many sacrifices. But neither would change a thing if it means spending two weeks in Vancouver this winter, writes Ryan Canner-O'Mealy.

    Story | Conversation | January 21, 2010
  14. Stacy Paetz of Scholastic Sports America

    Stacy Paetz made her first on-air appearance on ESPN2 when she was only 19 years old. After receiving her BA from Ball State University in 1996, Stacy went on to become a Production Assistant at the Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta. She continued to...

    Story | Conversation | November 07, 2000
  15. White withdraws from Olympics

    Christopher Price

    White withdraws from Olympics.

    AssociateStory | September 12, 2000
  16. Olympics give "small" sports big boost

    Chad Konecky

    Every two years, the Olympic Games provide "smaller" sports with increased exposure, helping high school teams fill out their rosters. But not every sport seems to enjoy a participation boost.

    AssociateStory | September 01, 2000
  17. Walking to greatness

    Todd Hveem

    Dominic Byrd, who will be a freshman at Lamar High (Texas) in the fall, is one of the nation's top young racewalkers, and has his sights set on the 2004 Olympic Games.

    AssociateStory | August 01, 2000