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  1. A classic rookie move

    Kelly Clark

    I first met Gretchen Bleiler at a training camp for up-and-coming young athletes put on by the U.S. snowboarding team. These days they're called Project Gold, but back then it was just rookie camp or something. When Gretchen and I went for the first ...

    Blog | May 15, 2014
  2. Back in the day: Ashley Caldwell

    Ashley Caldwell

    In our new espnW series, elite athletes look back at their rookie days. I was a gymnast growing up, and took my first stab at freestyle skiing when I was 13 and went to a training camp at the Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, NY. I made the ...

    Blog | March 27, 2014
  3. espnW -- Training Tracks: Jessica Smith, Short-Track Speedskating...

    Dimity McDowell

    Short-track speedskater Jessica Smith lets us in on the physical, strategic and financial demands she's facing as she seeks her first Olympic berth.

    Story | Conversation | December 23, 2013
  4. Winning big at home

    Elana Meyers

    I was very nervous going into Friday's World Cup race in Park City, Utah, because Wednesday's training had not gone well at all. It was strange: I was feeling OK driving that day in training, but my times were really slow. I didn't know what was ...

    Blog | December 10, 2013
  5. Working as hard as I can

    Sarah Hendrickson

    After 13 weeks of hard training, I am finally seeing the results for which I've worked so hard. It hasn't been easy waking up every day and going to the gym for at least six hours. I've had to start from scratch in many ways after a fall in Augus...

    Blog | December 06, 2013
  6. Every day is training day

    Jessica Jerome

    The simple truth is that summer training can be a grind. But this is what we need to do to prepare for the winter season, and now that we're six months from a date with the Olympics, we want to make sure we do everything we can to be ready. So we...

    Blog | August 07, 2013
  7. Closer to my fourth Olympics

    Julie Chu

    Wow -- the last few days have been a whirlwind! On Sunday we finished our fourth game in five days -- the finale of our Olympic selection training camp. It was truly an incredible week. The hockey was great, everyone played really well, and honestly ...

    Blog | June 25, 2013
  8. espnW -- Skier Stacey Cook learns from Vancouver crash, hopes to ...

    Jim Caple

    Downhill skier Stacey Cook suffered a nasty fall during a training run at the 2010 Olympics and has been looking ahead to Sochi ever since, hoping for a fair shot at the medal stand.

    Story | Conversation | February 12, 2013
  9. U.S. water polo team tests Olympic pool

    Annika Dries

    Annika Dries will be blogging for espnW throughout her training for this summer's London Olympics. Check back in June for more from Annika on the journey. Though we're still 73 days from the opening ceremony, I've already had a taste of what the O...

    Blog | May 15, 2012
  10. For U.S. rower Meghan O'Leary the days blend together

    Meghan O'Leary

    Every day is the same for Olympic hopeful Meghan O'Leary. But between training and eating, the U.S. rowing team manages to sneak in some fun.

    Story | Conversation | April 11, 2012
  11. Gretchen Bleiler -- Sarah Burke's accident leaves questions in it...

    Gretchen Bleiler

    For Gretchen Bleiler, staying aggressive and committed is the only way to handle the risks.

    Story | Conversation | January 14, 2012
  12. Runner-up Deba is New York's hometown hero

    Rachel Wallack Cooperman

    espnW catches up with Ethiopia native and Bronx resident Buzunesh Deba, who placed second in Sunday's New York City Marathon in 2:23:19.

    Story | Conversation | November 06, 2011
  13. U.S. gymnastics nationals -- Jordyn Wieber prepares for nationals...

    Pat Borzi

    Emerging gymnastics superstar Jordyn Wieber will face her biggest test this week, trying to succeed at her first senior-level U.S gymnastics championship.

    Story | Conversation | August 18, 2011
  14. U.S. women healthy for a change

    Michelle Smith

    Candace Parker, Seimone Augustus and Candice Wiggins missed last year's World Championship because of injuries. All are back and rarin' to go.

    Story | Conversation | May 12, 2011
  15. Brittney Griner a little starstruck at camp

    Michelle Smith

    Surrounded by players she looks up to, the Baylor star is tentative in her first day at the U.S. national team training camp.

    Story | Conversation | May 10, 2011