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  1. Happy 52, Nancy Hogshead-Makar

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    Happy birthday, Nancy Hogshead-Makar! The legendary American swimmer and advocate turns 52 today. A national champion as a teenager, Hogshead qualified for the Olympics while still in high school but she did not compete due to the U.S. boycott of the...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  2. Happy Birthday, Mikaela Shiffrin!

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    Happy birthday, Mikaela Shiffrin! The youngest slalom champion in Olympic Alpine skiing history turns 19 today. The Colorado native, who made her Olympic debut in Sochi last month, took home the gold medal in the slalom after finishing fifth in the g...

    Blog | March 13, 2014
  3. Happy Birthday, Shannon Miller!

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    Happy birthday, Shannon Miller! The most decorated gymnast in American history turns 37 today. The 1993 and 1994 world all-around champion, 1996 Olympic balance beam gold medalist and member of the gold-medal winning "Magnificent Seven" won a total o...

    Blog | March 10, 2014
  4. Flashback: Babe adds to legend

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    On this day in 1954, Babe Didrikson Zaharias won the LPGA Sarasota Open for the second consecutive year. A three-time medalist in track at the 1932 Olympics and an All-American basketball player, Didrikson Zaharias didn't start playing golf until 193...

    Blog | March 07, 2014
  5. 10 fast facts for Algarve Cup

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    On Wednesday, the top-ranked U.S. women's soccer team opens play at the 2014 Algarve Cup in Portugal against familiar foe Japan (7:45 a.m. ET). The rivals famously met in the gold-medal game at the 2012 Olympics and the final of the 2011 Women's Worl...

    Blog | March 04, 2014
  6. 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
  7. Flashback to hockey gold

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    On this day in 1980, the U.S. men's hockey team won the gold medal at the Lake Placid Olympics. Two days earlier, on Feb. 22, 1980, the U.S. opened its medal-round play against the Soviet Union in a game that was quickly dubbed the "Miracle On Ice." ...

    Blog | February 24, 2014
  8. A golden anniversary on ice

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    On this day in 1992, Kristi Yamaguchi won the women's figure skating gold medal in Albertville, France. She became the first American woman to do so since Dorothy Hamill in 1976. Yamaguchi went on to win her second straight world championship shortly...

    Blog | February 21, 2014
  9. In Elite Company

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    Lauryn Williams made history on Wednesday, becoming the fifth person to win medals at both the Winter and Summer Olympics after earning a silver medal in the bobsled with teammate Elana Meyers. With a 4x100 gold medal from the 2012 London Games, Will...

    Blog | February 20, 2014
  10. USA-Canada: Eight fast facts

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    The heated hockey rivalry between the USA and Canada continues on Thursday when the women square off with the gold medal on the line at the Sochi Olympics. Here are eight fast facts about the teams and their ever-growing rivalry. 1. Canada has adv...

    Blog | February 19, 2014
  11. High Marks For Polina Edmunds

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    Fifteen-year old American figure skater Polina Edmunds may not be as well known as her teammates Ashley Wagner and Gracie Gold, but you would never know it by some of her high-profile fans. The high school sophomore -- who was given three weeks' wort...

    Blog | February 18, 2014
  12. Golden Moment

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    On this day in 1998, the United States women's hockey team struck gold at the Nagano Olympics. Six countries were in the field at the inaugural tournament -- the top five finishers at the previous world championships and host nation Japan. Facing rei...

    Blog | February 17, 2014
  13. Sweeping success

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    When Americans Joss Christensen, Gus Kenworthy and Nick Goepper swept the podium in men's slopestyle skiing on Thursday, it marked the third time in history the U.S. had claimed all three medals in a Winter Olympics event. During the 1956 Cortina Gam...

    Blog | February 14, 2014
  14. Gold standard for Team Canada

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    With its 3-2 win over the United States on Wednesday in the preliminary round, the Canadian women's hockey team extended its Olympic winning streak to 18 games. The streak includes taking home the last three gold medals and three consecutive wins ove...

    Blog | February 13, 2014
  15. Will record turn to gold?

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    Reigning world champions Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov of Russia jumped into first place of the Olympic figure skating pairs competition on Tuesday after scoring 84.17 points in their short program.The astounding score marks a world record in ...

    Blog | February 12, 2014
  16. 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