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  1. 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
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  3. Michael Phelps returns to U.S. anti-doping program

    Michael Phelps has rejoined the U.S. drug-testing program, the strongest sign yet that he's returning for the 2016 Rio Olympics.

    Story | Conversation | November 14, 2013
  4. Flashback: Golden Graf

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    On this day in 1988, the Summer Olympics opened in Seoul, South Korea, and, for the first time since 1924, tennis would be played at the Games. A 19-year-old Steffi Graf stole the show. The West German, who already had won the Australian Open, French...

    Blog | September 17, 2013
  5. espnW and Nine for IX -- Mary Decker was early idol for female sp...

    Mechelle Voepel

    Mary Decker may be remembered by some as the "woman who fell" at the 1984 Summer Olympics. But for Mechelle Voepel, Decker represented so much more in a sports landscape that lacked female heroes.

    Story | Conversation | August 12, 2013
  6. Gertrude Ederle swims to history

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    On this day in 1926, Gertrude Ederle spent 14 hours and 31 minutes making history. The 20-year-old from New York, who had won a gold and two bronze medals for the United States at the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris, became the first woman to swim acro...

    Blog | August 06, 2013
  7. A Golden girl in Spain

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    On this day in 1992, the Summer Olympics opened in Barcelona, and a 16-year-old American would become golden. Jennifer Capriati defeated Arantxa Sanchez Vicario in the semifinal and upset Steffi Graf in the final. Capriati, who had been in the world ...

    Blog | July 25, 2013
  8. Signature moment in Atlanta

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    On this day in 1996, the Summer Olympics opened in Atlanta, setting the stage for seven women to make their way into our memory banks. And hearts. Amanda Borden, Amy Chow, Dominique Dawes, Shannon Miller, Dominique Moceanu, Jaycie Phelps and Kerri St...

    Blog | July 19, 2013
  9. Summer Games: Athens to Rio

    Lizzie Haldane

    Today, on the first official day of summer, we have some extra time in the sun for fun and games. But speaking of games, the first modern Summer Olympic Games were held in Athens on April 6, 1896. It is believed that 14 nations were represented. By c...

    Blog | June 21, 2013
  10. Breeja Larson celebrates 21st as gold medalist

    Lizzie Haldane

    Olympic swimmer Breeja Larson turns 21 today, and she'll celebrate her first full year as a gold medalist. Last summer in London, she won gold in the 4x100 medley relay. Don't remember her? That's because after helping the United States qualify for t...

    Blog | April 16, 2013
  11. Helene de Pourtalès to Claressa Shields

    Lizzie Haldane

    For the first time in history, women -- 22 to be exact -- competed in the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris, participating in tennis, sailing, croquet, equestrian and golf. Helene de Pourtales became the first woman to medal at the Olympics when she too...

    Blog | April 14, 2013
  12. espnW -- U.S. Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman takes on DWTS

    Kelley L. Carter

    Aly Raisman is no stranger to competition, but succeeding on "Dancing with the Stars" isn't the same as bringing home Olympic gold.

    Story | Conversation | March 26, 2013
  13. Nine for IX -- Film summary and director for 'Runner'

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    Mary Decker was supposed to finally have her Olympic moment at the 1984 Games. But that moment turned to heartbreak after a collision with Zola Budd produced one of the most infamous moments in Olympic history.

    Story | Conversation | February 14, 2013
  14. espnW -- Swimmer Missy Franklin still adjusting to post-Olympics ...

    Wayne Drehs

    It has been a whirlwind ride for Missy Franklin since winning five medals at the London Olympics three months ago. Now, she is looking ahead to college and helping carry the torch in the sport of swimming.

    Story | Conversation | December 12, 2012
  15. espnW Headliners -- Claressa Shields not giving up the fight

    Jim Caple

    Claressa Shields' boxing gold medal hasn't brought endorsements or TV interviews, but the 17-year-old isn't giving up the fight.

    Story | Conversation | December 06, 2012
  16. espnW Headliners -- Katie Ledecky more confident after winning Ol...

    Melissa Isaacson

    Winning an Olympic gold medal can bring a lot of attention and pressure. But for 15-year-old swimmer Katie Ledecky, the experience has brought her more confidence, in and out of the pool.

    Story | Conversation | December 05, 2012
  17. President Obama and McKayla Maroney? Not impressed!

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    Remember this photo from the 2012 Summer Olympics? It was U.S. gymnast McKayla Maroney's honest reaction after taking home the silver medal in the individual vault competition at the Games, an event she was highly favored to win. But in the day...

    Blog | November 17, 2012