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  1. Back to Earth

    OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/GETTY IMAGESWayne Drehs

    As he prepares for his fifth and likely final Olympic Games, U.S. skier Bode Miller wonders whether anyone will ever understand him.

    Eticket | Conversation | February 04, 2014
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 2012 Olympics -- Imperfect night leads to perfect Phelps moment

    Wayne Drehs

    Some will say the way Michael Phelps' historic night unfolded was less than perfect. But, if anything, it should serve as a lesson in appreciating how hard it is to win 19 Olympic medals over a span of three Games.

    Story | Conversation | July 31, 2012
  9. 2012 Summer Olympics -- What does suspicion of Chinese swimmer sa...

    Wayne Drehs

    LONDON -- The biggest international story from the Aquatics Centre this week has had nothing to do with Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte or the arrival of Missy Franklin as the next young American star. Instead, it's centered on 16-year-old Chinese swimme...

    Story | Conversation | July 31, 2012
  10. 2012 Olympics -- Missy Franklin blossoms into Olympic champion

    Wayne Drehs

    Missy Franklin won her first Olympic gold medal Monday night. And with that win and her infectious personality, she officially became a household name.

    Story | Conversation | July 30, 2012
  11. 2012 London Olympic Games -- Vollmer redeems self with world reco...

    Wayne Drehs

    Dana Vollmer did not qualify for the 2008 Games in Beijing. She made up for it Sunday by winning gold in record time in London.

    Story | Conversation | July 29, 2012
  12. 2012 Olympics -- Ryan Lochte having latest edge on Michael Phelps...

    Wayne Drehs

    There are those who will say Ryan Lochte's win over Michael Phelps in the 400 IM was a passing of the torch or a sign there is a new sheriff in the water. But the reality is, this isn't a new trend.

    Story | Conversation | July 28, 2012
  13. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Last hurrah for Bob Bowman and Michael Ph...

    Wayne Drehs

    The relationship between Bob Bowman and Michael Phelps has not been easy. There have been fights and arguments, but at the same time, there has been respect and unprecedented success. And starting on Saturday,

    Story | Conversation | July 27, 2012
  14. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Why the U.S. women are beatable

    Wayne Drehs

    The U.S. woman have a lot going for them: a champion coach, a long winning streak and the most talented players in the world. And that's exactly why they should be worried.

    Story | Conversation | July 27, 2012
  15. 2012 Summer Olympics -- A different Michael Phelps this time arou...

    Wayne Drehs

    He's the biggest name in the Olympics. But this time around, Michael Phelps is out to accomplish more than adding to his gold-medal count.

    Story | Conversation | July 25, 2012
  16. 2012 Summer Olympics -- What did we learn about Phelps, Lochte at...

    Wayne Drehs

    So what did we learn about Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials? Well, for one, they really don't like losing to each other.

    Story | Conversation | July 03, 2012