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  1. They're History: U.S. Women Capture 1st Indoor Volleyball Gold Me...

    Mechelle Voepel

    The Americans had twice finished second in the world championship and took silver in three Olympic Games. But it took 62 years -- the first world championship was in 1952 -- for them to finally win a gold medal.

    Story | Conversation | October 12, 2014
  2. My Top 5 Triathlon-Training Foods

    Sarah Groff

    Triathlete Sarah Groff finished second in the world rankings during the 2014 season, behind American teammate Gwen Jorgensen. She was also the top American finisher, in fourth, at the London Olympic Games. My fiance Ben is a pro runner, and with t...

    Blog | September 19, 2014
  3. Jackie Joyner-Kersee Turns 52

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    Happy birthday, Jackie Joyner-Kersee! The legendary track and field star turns 52 today. Joyner-Kersee won six Olympic medals (three gold, one silver, two bronze) in the heptathlon and long jump in four Olympic Games (1984, 1988, 1992 and 1996). At t...

    Blog | March 03, 2014
  4. Huge honor to open competition

    Sarah Hendrickson

    I think most people would agree that the Olympic Games are in a category by themselves. It's almost frustrating that media and others pay attention to your hard work for only that one event every four years. If you succeed, you're forever a legend. I...

    Blog | February 28, 2014
  5. espnW -- The Winter Games are over, but what are we leaving behin...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    For all the pre-Games speculation, the actual Sochi Olympics put some of our worries at ease. But what still lingers in Bonnie D. Ford's mind are the issues the event, and the journalists covering it, will leave behind.

    Story | Conversation | February 23, 2014
  6. My top Sochi moments

    Elena Hight

    The whirlwind that is the Olympic Games is almost over. Two full weeks of some of my favorite sports to watch and so many amazing moments that have inspired me. While I have been spending the last two weeks traveling in search of powder in Washington...

    Blog | February 21, 2014
  7. espnW -- Ski jumpers' Olympic debut further proves overdue inclus...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    After years of fighting for inclusion, women ski jumpers finally hit the Olympic stage Tuesday night. And while they each yearned for individual success, they all understood the universal message sent by their performances.

    Story | Conversation | February 11, 2014
  8. Solo Missions in Sochi

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    While the United States sent a record 230 athletes, including 105 women, to the Sochi Olympics, several countries dispatched significantly smaller delegations. Eighteen countries have just one representative competing at this year's Olympic Games. We...

    Blog | February 11, 2014
  9. 10 key numbers for Sochi Games

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    While the opening ceremony isn't until Friday, the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games officially got underway today with the team figure skating event, freestyle skiing qualifications and snowboard slopestyle qualifications. So it's high time to take a look at...

    Blog | February 06, 2014
  10. Gearing up for the Games

    Julie Chu

    Well, we're here! On Feb. 1 we flew to Munich for athlete processing, and we got all our USA gear and village wear for the Olympic Games. It's always an exciting process, and it pretty much feels like Christmas in February! It really solidified the f...

    Blog | February 05, 2014
  11. In a good place

    Erin Hamlin

    Heading into a third Olympic Games is something I never expected to be doing. I was a surprise member of the Olympic luge team in 2006 because I was just a junior athlete at the time. Then in 2010, I was the world champion in women's singles going in...

    Blog | February 04, 2014
  12. espnW -- Lolo Jones' Medal Quest

    After making the final roster for the United States' bobsled team, Lolo Jones is heading to her third Olympic Games. We look back at her Olympic journey as she prepares for Sochi.

    Photo Gallery | Conversation | January 17, 2014
  13. Always in training

    Emily Cook

    I was asked recently whether I think I am a master of the sport of aerials. I thought hard about the 16 years I have spent on the U.S. ski team, the three Olympic Games I have qualified for and the 20-plus years of training I have put in to be the be...

    Blog | November 11, 2013
  14. espnW -- Another Olympic strikeout for baseball and softball

    Donna de Varona

    Softball and baseball's failed bids for reinstatement in the Olympic Games should serve as a wake-up call, and the sports can learn valuable lessons from wrestling's successful pitch back to the international spotlight.

    Story | Conversation | September 09, 2013
  15. A milestone meet

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    On this day in 1922 in Paris, women competed at an international track meet for the first time. Called the Women's Olympic Games, the United States sent 13 athletes to compete against Great Britain, France, Switzerland and Czechoslovakia. The event w...

    Blog | August 20, 2013
  16. Olympic swimmer Missy Franklin has had her ordinary life thanks t...

    Wayne Drehs

    In ESPN The Magazine, Wayne Drehs asks about how Missy Franklin's parents raised a well-adjusted Olympic champ. Low-stress parenting -- and lots of luck.

    Story | Conversation | June 28, 2013