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  1. Blake Leeper worries Oscar Pistorius' arrest will put negative sp...

    Jim Caple

    Oscar Pistorius inspired many disabled athletes, including Blake Leeper, who worries about the negative effect Pistorius' arrest might have on the Paralympic movement that benefitted so much from the South African sprinter's success.

    Story | Conversation | February 21, 2013
  2. espnW -- Lolo Jones, the Olympic bobsledder? It could happen

    Jim Caple

    After another disappointing end at the Summer Games, Lolo Jones needed a distraction. Her answer? Bobsled. Now, the track star is eyeing a new goal: making a Winter Olympic team.

    Story | Conversation | February 08, 2013
  3. Dan O'Brien will race again, all for a good cause

    Jim Caple

    Gold medalist Dan O'Brien is competing in the decathlon again. Well, not the decathlon. He won Olympic gold in that event at the 1996 Atlanta Games, and at age 46, he is now a little past his prime. But he will compete in a decathlon. To be specif...

    Blog | January 29, 2013
  4. 2012 Olympics -- U.S. men beaten in 4x100 relay, but has Jamaica ...

    Jim Caple

    The U.S. 4x100 relay team couldn't keep up with Usain Bolt and the Jamaicans, but it doesn't mean it'll stop trying.

    Story | Conversation | August 11, 2012
  5. 2012 Olympics -- Mo Farah makes his 5,000 win look easy

    Jim Caple

    Great Britain's Mo Farah put on quite the show for the home crowd while winning the 5,000 meters and after it was all over.

    Story | Conversation | August 11, 2012
  6. 2012 Olympics -- Crushing defeats for Morgan Uceny, men's 4x400 r...

    Jim Caple

    No matter how hard you train, no matter how many years you put in, the unexpected can happen at the Olympics. Just ask Morgan Uceny and the men's 4x400 relay team.

    Story | Conversation | August 10, 2012
  7. 2012 Olympics -- With no baton fiascos, U.S. women set world rec...

    Jim Caple

    A lot can happen when a relay team holds on to the baton. For the U.S. women Friday night, what happened was a dominating performance that led to a world record.

    Story | Conversation | August 10, 2012
  8. 2012 Olympics -- 'World's Greatest Athlete?' Yeah, that's Ashton ...

    Jim Caple

    Ashton Eaton and Trey Hardee pulled off a rare American feat in the Olympic decathlon, a feat that warrants a very specific level of respect.

    Story | Conversation | August 09, 2012
  9. Broken leg doesn't stop Manteo Mitchell

    Jim Caple

    Sure, Usain Bolt can run 200 meters faster than anyone else in the world, but let's see him do it on a broken leg. Manteo Mitchell did exactly that when his left fibula cracked midway through his opening leg of the men's 4x400 relay. He didn't sto...

    Blog | August 09, 2012
  10. 2012 Olympics -- Ever the entertainer, Usain Bolt again captivat...

    Jim Caple

    There have been two dominant household-name athletes at the past two Olympics -- Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt. But unlike Phelps, Bolt is as much an entertainer as an athlete.

    Story | Conversation | August 09, 2012
  11. Its on! Pistorius' chance to medal

    Jim Caple

    LONDON -- After his South Africa 4x400 relay team crashed in Thursday afternoon's semifinal, Oscar Pistorius sent out this tweet: We have been so blessed to this point with a Silver at World Champs in 2011 and We were looking forward to the Final....

    Blog | August 09, 2012
  12. Just wasnt meant to be for Amy Acuff

    Jim Caple

    This was high jumper Amy Acuff's fifth time at the Summer Olympics, and, for once, there was also summerlike weather Thursday to go along with it. "I had to come to London to get a day that it wasn't pouring rain," Acuff said. "Atlanta, Sydney, ...

    Blog | August 09, 2012
  13. U.S. proving it can go the distance

    Jim Caple

    While America's women sprinters have combined for a gold, two silvers and two bronze medals heading into their 200 meter final, the male sprinters have just two medals -- Justin Gatlin's bronze in the 100 and Michael Tinley's silver in the 400 hurdle...

    Blog | August 08, 2012
  14. 2012 Olympics -- Why does decathlon bore us?

    Jim Caple

    Yes, it takes two days and the scoring is complicated, but decathlon is not boring, Jim Caple writes.

    Story | Conversation | August 08, 2012
  15. Women's 200 final boasts impressive field

    Jim Caple

    LONDON -- Allyson Felix was talking to a couple of reporters about winning her 200-meter semifinal Tuesday evening when she was interrupted by the loud, repeated squeals of France's Myriam Soumare. Soumare wasn't hurt or scared or in danger. She w...

    Blog | August 07, 2012
  16. Does Spearmon have chance versus Bolt?

    Jim Caple

    LONDON -- Wallace Spearmon is confident he can beat Usain Bolt in a race. Of course, he is talking about an auto race. "We both have the same car, a Nissan GTR," Spearmon said after Tuesday's 200-meter heats. "I kind of told Bolt about it and he w...

    Blog | August 07, 2012