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  1. 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
  2. espnW -- After an offseason of fun, Jessica Hardy is back in the ...

    Jessica Hardy

    After an offseason of fun that included driving a race car and attending the Grammys, Jessica Hardy is back in the pool hoping to make a splash at nationals.

    Story | Conversation | June 25, 2013
  3. 2012 Olympics -- Emotional Alex Meyer falls short

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Alex Meyer wanted a medal in the 10-kilometer open water swim. He wanted one badly for his friends and family, for his country and for himself. But it just wasn't meant to happen on this day.

    Story | Conversation | August 10, 2012
  4. 2012 Olympics -- Not even Ellis Coleman impervious to pain

    Wayne Drehs

    Ellis Coleman is tough. Really tough. Growing up on the West Side of Chicago and enduring an abusive childhood will make you that way. But that doesn't mean losing is easy.

    Story | Conversation | August 06, 2012
  5. 2012 Olympics -- 22 reasons to miss Michael Phelps

    Wayne Drehs

    Michael Phelps' Olympic body of work is complete. He exits with an unparalleled 22 medals, so fittingly 22 people -- friends, competitors, peers and admirers -- chimed in on what they will miss.

    Story | Conversation | August 04, 2012
  6. 2012 Olympics -- Chad le Clos just one example of Michael Phelps'...

    Wayne Drehs

    On the night Michael Phelps swam the last individual race of his career, he saw an example of how his legacy will carry on once he's gone.

    Story | Conversation | August 03, 2012
  7. 2012 Olympics -- Roger Federer survives Juan Martin del Potro ons...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Roger Federer and Juan Martin del Potro fought and fought and fought all the way into the record books. But only the Swiss has a chance for gold.

    Story | Conversation | August 03, 2012
  8. 2012 Summer Olympics -- U.S. 15-year-old Katie Ledecky wins 800-m...

    American 15-year-old Katie Ledecky won the 800-meter freestyle at the London Olympics on Friday.

    Story | Conversation | August 03, 2012
  9. 2012 Summer Olympics -- American Cullen Jones takes silver in 50 ...

    Florent Manaudou of France won the 50-meter freestyle at the London Olympics on Friday.

    Story | Conversation | August 03, 2012
  10. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Michael Phelps wins 100 fly gold in last ...

    Michael Phelps won the 100-meter butterfly at the London Games on Friday for the record 17th gold and 21st medal overall in his Olympic career.

    Story | Conversation | August 03, 2012
  11. 2012 Olympics -- Tyler Clary finally breaks through on big stage

    Bonnie D. Ford

    The names most often above Tyler Clary's at major meets have been Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte. But on Thursday night, his resolve finally led him to his first Olympic gold medal.

    Story | Conversation | August 02, 2012
  12. 2012 Olympics -- Ryan Lochte, world reminded yet again of Phelps'...

    Wayne Drehs

    Despite all the hard work and dedication Ryan Lochte put in before heading to London, and the ample hype that these were supposed to be his Games, there was just one problem -- he is not Michael Phelps.

    Story | Conversation | August 02, 2012
  13. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Tyler Clary sets Olympic record to win 20...

    Tyler Clary of the United States passed defending champion Ryan Lochte on the last lap and set an Olympic record to win the 200-meter backstroke at the London Games on Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | August 02, 2012
  14. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Michael Phelps outduels Ryan Lochte to ta...

    Michael Phelps won the 200-meter individual medley Thursday for his first individual gold of the London Olympics.

    Story | Conversation | August 02, 2012
  15. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Ranomi Kromowidjojo wins 100 free with Ol...

    Ranomi Kromowidjojo of the Netherlands won the 100-meter freestyle at the London Olympics on Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | August 02, 2012
  16. 2012 Olympics -- Nathan Adrian becomes feel-good story of the Oly...

    Wayne Drehs

    Nathan Adrian's win in the 100-meter freestyle could be summed up this way: It couldn't have happened to a better guy.

    Story | Conversation | August 01, 2012