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.
Anthony Ervin's first incarnation as an Olympian was scripted by others who made him a symbol and ambassador at age 19. Now, 12 years later as he prepares to return to the Games, Ervin has returned on his own terms.
Cross-Sport Power Rankings rates the top 10 athletes making noise around the world of sports.
Why must Diana Nyad go down to the sea again, to try to swim from Havana to Key West at the age of 60? We may never know. But she does.
What's in play with Chicago's bid for the 2016 Olympics? It might be health care reform.
Zimbabwe put aside an official hate campaign against the nation's tiny white community Wednesday and hailed its triple-medal-winning Olympic swimmer Kirsty Coventry as "a national treasure."