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  1. espnW -- In what was supposed to be its Olympic moment, U.S. wome...

    Wayne Drehs

    Since the moment the final buzzer sounded in Vancouver four years ago, the U.S. women's team pointed to Thursday's game against Canada as the moment everything would change. What happened instead was just shocking.

    Story | Conversation | February 20, 2014
  2. 2014 Sochi Olympics -- Quick Takes: USA vs. Canada

    Wayne Drehs

    After falling short of the gold medal in three straight Olympics, the United States was less than four minutes away from winning it for the first time since 1998, when the Canadians scored two late goals before winning in sudden-death overtime 3-2.

    Story | Conversation | February 20, 2014
  3. espnW -- Competing in her fourth Olympics, USA Hockey's Julie Chu...

    Wayne Drehs

    USA Hockey's Julie Chu has had her share of Olympic disappointment, but now, in her fourth Games, she is determined to grab that elusive gold .

    Story | Conversation | February 19, 2014
  4. espnW -- Mikaela Shiffrin handles Olympic debut with unflappable ...

    Wayne Drehs

    What the U.S. team accomplished in Tuesday's giant slalom will largely go unnoticed, but it may very well be one of its most important moments of the Games. Its 18-year-old prodigy, Mikaela Shiffrin, handled her Olympic debut with unflappable ease.

    Story | Conversation | February 18, 2014
  5. espnW -- U.S. women's hockey team earns another shot at Olympic g...

    Wayne Drehs

    The United States' Olympic semifinal against Sweden was less of a hockey game and more of a pothole to avoid. Now, the Americans can focus on what they've wanted from the very beginning: another chance the gold medal that has eluded them since 1998.

    Story | Conversation | February 17, 2014
  6. espnW -- Erin Hamlin delivers one of those unpredictable, unforge...

    Wayne Drehs

    A few weeks ago, most of America had never heard of Erin Hamlin. But after her historic bronze-medal finish in singles luge Tuesday, the country will. It is one of those Olympic moments you can never predict.

    Story | Conversation | February 11, 2014
  7. espnW -- Lopsided win shouldn't bring up old arguments about wome...

    Wayne Drehs

    Some might want to criticize the women's game after the United States' 9-0 win against Switzerland, but U.S. coach Katey Stone said those critics are missing the larger, more important point.

    Story | Conversation | February 10, 2014
  8. 2014 Sochi Olympics -- Gretchen Bleiler back in game to fight for...

    Wayne Drehs

    Gretchen Bleiler was able to overcome a career-threatening injury and return to the halfpipe. Will she be able to return to the Olympics next?

    Story | Conversation | October 02, 2013
  9. Lolo plays weight game for Sochi

    Wayne Drehs

    PARK CITY, Utah -- For all the changes Lolo Jones has endured in her transformation from Olympic hurdler to bobsledder, perhaps nothing has proven more challenging than her quest to build a bigger, stronger, heavier body. Last year, during her ina...

    Blog | September 30, 2013
  10. Olympic swimmer Missy Franklin has had her ordinary life thanks t...

    Wayne Drehs

    In ESPN The Magazine, Wayne Drehs asks about how Missy Franklin's parents raised a well-adjusted Olympic champ. Low-stress parenting -- and lots of luck.

    Story | Conversation | June 28, 2013
  11. 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
  12. Olympic swimmer Missy Franklin had a surreal summer in London - E...

    Wayne Drehs

    After winning five Olympic medals in London, Missy Franklin recalls her dreamlike summer in ESPN The Magazine's Interview issue.

    Story | Conversation | December 03, 2012
  13. 2012 Summer Olympics -- U.S. women's volleyball loses in gold-med...

    Wayne Drehs

    The U.S. women's volleyball team knows too well how losing to Brazil in the gold-medal match feels. It happened in Beijing. And it happened again in London.

    Story | Conversation | August 11, 2012
  14. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Wait for women's water polo gold finally ...

    Wayne Drehs

    The U.S. women's water polo team suffered through disappointments leading up to London, and a scare or two while at the Games, but in the end it got what it had long chased: the gold medal.

    Story | Conversation | August 09, 2012
  15. 2012 Summer Olympics -- All-American final guarantees beach gold ...

    Wayne Drehs

    After upsetting the No. 1-ranked Brazilians in the semifinals, Jennifer Kessy and April Ross no longer should be considered the "other" American beach volleyball team.

    Story | Conversation | August 07, 2012
  16. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Even coach's blunder can't sink U.S. wate...

    Wayne Drehs

    Adam Krikorian's untimely timeout request allowed Australia to send the semifinal into OT and set the U.S. coach up for a lifetime of comparisons with Chris Webber.

    Story | Conversation | August 07, 2012