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  1. 2014 Sochi Olympics -- Why 1994 Lillehammer Olympics were best Wi...

    Jim Caple

    From the weather to the dramas to the inspiring stories, the 1994 Lillehammer Games not only set the standard, they also best represented the Olympic ideal.

    Story | Conversation | February 06, 2014
  2. IOC's wrestle with indecision hurt baseball, softball bid

    Jim Caple

    It's not hard to grasp that wrestling deserved to be in the Olympic Games. But so do baseball and softball. It's time to cut the elitist sports and let the people play, Jim Caple writes.

    Story | Conversation | September 09, 2013
  3. 2012 Olympics -- London Games leave us with many great stories

    Jim Caple

    Great Britain is the source of some of our most cherished tales, from "Robin Hood" to "Harry Potter." Fittingly, the 2012 London Olympics provided us with more astounding stories.

    Story | Conversation | August 12, 2012
  4. 2012 Olympics -- U.S. men beaten in 4x100 relay, but has Jamaica ...

    Jim Caple

    The U.S. 4x100 relay team couldn't keep up with Usain Bolt and the Jamaicans, but it doesn't mean it'll stop trying.

    Story | Conversation | August 11, 2012
  5. 2012 Olympics -- Mo Farah makes his 5,000 win look easy

    Jim Caple

    Great Britain's Mo Farah put on quite the show for the home crowd while winning the 5,000 meters and after it was all over.

    Story | Conversation | August 11, 2012
  6. 2012 Olympics -- With no baton fiascos, U.S. women set world rec...

    Jim Caple

    A lot can happen when a relay team holds on to the baton. For the U.S. women Friday night, what happened was a dominating performance that led to a world record.

    Story | Conversation | August 10, 2012
  7. 2012 Olympics -- Crushing defeats for Morgan Uceny, men's 4x400 r...

    Jim Caple

    No matter how hard you train, no matter how many years you put in, the unexpected can happen at the Olympics. Just ask Morgan Uceny and the men's 4x400 relay team.

    Story | Conversation | August 10, 2012
  8. 2012 Olympics -- 'World's Greatest Athlete?' Yeah, that's Ashton ...

    Jim Caple

    Ashton Eaton and Trey Hardee pulled off a rare American feat in the Olympic decathlon, a feat that warrants a very specific level of respect.

    Story | Conversation | August 09, 2012
  9. 2012 Olympics -- Ever the entertainer, Usain Bolt again captivat...

    Jim Caple

    There have been two dominant household-name athletes at the past two Olympics -- Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt. But unlike Phelps, Bolt is as much an entertainer as an athlete.

    Story | Conversation | August 09, 2012
  10. 2012 Summer Olympics -- A heartbreaking finish for Tyson Gay

    Jim Caple

    Tyson Gay had gone through so much to reach the London Olympics. Which made his finish in Sunday's 100-meter final all the more heartbreaking.

    Story | Conversation | August 05, 2012
  11. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Mo Farah, Galen Rupp go the distance in 1...

    Jim Caple

    When Americans do pay attention to track and field, the marquee events are always the sprints. For good reason. But on Saturday night, Mo Farah and Galen Rupp might have nudged that interest toward distance races.

    Story | Conversation | August 04, 2012
  12. 2012 Summer Olympics -- A lesson in running, sort of

    Jim Caple

    If Jim Caple had just run another 18.2 miles and didn't need to dodge double-decker buses and didn't get lost (even with a map) and, oh, if he were way faster, he, too, could be an Olympic marathoner.

    Story | Conversation | August 04, 2012
  13. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Oscar Pistorius is Games' greatest feel-g...

    Jim Caple

    How can anyone not root for South African sprinter Oscar Pistorius, who in competing with carbon-fiber prosthetics is proving to the world that anything is impossible, even running in the Olympics without legs.

    Story | Conversation | August 03, 2012
  14. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Mental edge helps U.S. women's gymnastics...

    Jim Caple

    Whether the 2012 gold medalists in the women's team final are the best group of American Olympic gymnasts can be debated, but they are almost certainly the best team.

    Story | Conversation | July 31, 2012
  15. 2012 Olympics -- Nick McCrory, David Boudia help snap men's divin...

    Jim Caple

    Before Monday, the U.S. men had not medaled in the sport since the 1996 Olympics, but Nick McCrory and David Boudia changed that.

    Story | Conversation | July 30, 2012
  16. 2012 London Games -- Beach volleyball venue is Olympic's coolest

    Jim Caple

    Chock in the center of London, the Horse Guards Parade has morphed into a beach volleyball paradise and the coolest venue of these -- or perhaps any -- Olympic Games.

    Story | Conversation | July 30, 2012