Speedskater Blake Skjellerup wants to make a statement about Russia's anti-gay laws by competing in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. He and other athletes believe they can do more to change attitudes by being there, not boycotting.
The IOC should be telling the Saudis neither of their conditions for bringing women athletes to London is acceptable. Add women to the team or stay home.
Security concerns and cost overruns are making the Olympics a tough sell for cities who want to bid to host the Games, Johnette Howard writes.
Lindsey Vonn takes a tough approach to skiing and recovery from injury. But this time, she faces the most difficult obstacles in her career, Johnette Howard writes.
Even as he was on his way to compiling the most Olympic medals of all time, Michael Phelps was being treated as if he got too happy and lazy in the wait for the London Games.
Our countdown of the Top 40 female athletes of the past 40 years starts with Chinese diver Fu Mingxia, who won every Olympic event she entered, grabbing four gold medals over three Games.