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  1. Swimming's wardrobe malfunction puts the entire sport at risk -- ...

    Luke Cyphers

    Swimming's new suits are putting the entire sport at risk.

    Story | Conversation | July 21, 2009
  2. Aug. 20: The Wide World of Phelps

    From ESPN.com Olympics editor Joy Russo: Like Eli Manning, the Celtics' big three and David Cook before him, Michael Phelps has been swooped up and swept off on a whirlwind tour of interviews and sponsorship appearances that would make any mortal's ...

    Blog | Conversation | August 20, 2008
  3. Aug. 19: Things turning around for U.S. track?

    From ESPN.com senior writer Elizabeth Merrill: The conversation here in the Bird's Nest is that 2008 is shaping up to be a down year for the United States sprinters. In past years, Marion Jones was a catalyst for the Americans' dominance. But the l...

    Blog | Conversation | August 19, 2008
  4. Aug. 18: Behind the scenes with Mr. Phelps

    From ESPN bureau producer Justine Gubar: One of our main goals during the Games up to this point was to secure an interview with Michael Phelps after he completed his historic run. Today was the day. Our crew was told to set up in a beautiful pago...

    Blog | Conversation | August 18, 2008
  5. Aug. 15: Another triple threat for U.S.

    From ESPN.com senior writer Pat Forde: U.S. swimmers had their second triple-gold morning of the Games, with Rebecca Soni pulling a huge upset, Ryan Lochte finally breaking through and Michael Phelps doing what he does. Soni, who had heart surgery ...

    Blog | Conversation | August 14, 2008
  6. Aug. 14: No gold for Hoff (again)

    From ESPN.com senior writer Elizabeth Merrill: Michael Phelps said Katie Hoff "didn't look like herself." Hoff shook her head and walked away without saying anything. The teenager Phelps affectionately calls his little sister is going home without...

    Blog | Conversation | August 14, 2008
  7. Aug. 14: Peirsol-Lochte showdown set

    From ESPN.com senior writer Pat Forde: The 200-meter backstroke final is set, and as expected, it's shaping up to be an American match race between co-world record-holders Aaron Peirsol and Ryan Lochte. The two staged the best race at the U.S. Tria...

    Blog | Conversation | August 13, 2008
  8. Aug. 14: Strange things afloat at Water Cube

    From ESPN.com senior writer Pat Forde: Already some wild plot twists this morning at the Water Cube. In the women's 100-meter freestyle semifinals, world-record holder Libby Trickett of Australia advanced to the final only because of the disqualific...

    Blog | Conversation | August 13, 2008
  9. Aug. 13: Beard ousted in breaststroke

    From ESPN.com senior writer Pat Forde: If we write anything about a swimmer at night Beijing time, it's probably not good news. It means something unexpectedly bad happened in a preliminary heat. Amanda Beard, you are the unfortunate subject of ton...

    Blog | Conversation | August 13, 2008
  10. Aug. 13: Water in eyes? Puh-lease! Nothing can stop this guy

    From ESPN.com Olympics editor Joy Russo: Michael Phelps said words couldn't describe how he felt now that he is the most decorated gold medalist in Olympic history. One thing he did get out to NBC's Andrea Kremer after he helped the U.S. men's 4x...

    Blog | Conversation | August 12, 2008
  11. Aug. 12: The day after ...

    From ESPN.com senior writer Pat Forde: About 31 hours after Jason Lezak etched his name into Olympic lore, he returned to the pool looking very mortal. An admittedly weary Lezak qualified 11th for the semifinals of the 100-meter freestyle. He str...

    Blog | Conversation | August 12, 2008
  12. Aug. 12: A man and his bike

    From ESPN.com bureau producer Arty Berko: No doubt the best way to see and experience this city is on a bike, away from the Olympic Green. Just two blocks away from the venues, you would barely know the Olympics are even going on, which is a great ...

    Blog | Conversation | August 11, 2008
  13. Aug. 12: Big night for U.S. swimmers

    From ESPN.com senior writer Pat Forde: American swimming flexed its muscle here Tuesday morning, showing the world that it's more than just Michael Phelps and his relay buddies. Within roughly 16 minutes, the United States won three gold medals, a ...

    Blog | Conversation | August 11, 2008
  14. Aug. 12: A little unsettling ...

    From ESPN.com senior writer Pat Forde: Just arrived at the Main Press Center (MPC) for the morning walk to the Water Cube, and there's a tank parked out front. Now there's a reassuring sight. I haven't been anywhere other than venues or the MPC in ...

    Blog | Conversation | August 11, 2008
  15. Aug. 11: Lezak, relay saves Phelps' bid

    From ESPN.com senior writer Pat Forde: If Michael Phelps pulls off the great eight and gets that $1 million Speedo bonus, he'll have to cut a big share to Jason Lezak. Said Phelps of Lezak: "His last 50 meters were absolutely unbelievable." Long k...

    Blog | Conversation | August 10, 2008
  16. Aug. 10: They love me, they really love me

    From ESPN.com writer Elizabeth Merrill: Somewhere in between gold medal No. 1 and Sunday night's prelims, Michael Phelps got a text message that made him feel a little more important. It said that LeBron James was fired up after his Sunday morning...

    Blog | Conversation | August 10, 2008