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  1. In a good place

    Erin Hamlin

    Heading into a third Olympic Games is something I never expected to be doing. I was a surprise member of the Olympic luge team in 2006 because I was just a junior athlete at the time. Then in 2010, I was the world champion in women's singles going in...

    Blog | February 04, 2014
  2. espnW -- Training Tracks: Arielle Gold

    Dimity McDowell

    As she trains with an eye toward becoming an Olympian, snowboarder Arielle Gold gets a lift from her brother, who's also a Sochi hopeful.

    Story | Conversation | January 13, 2014
  3. Recovering Sarah Hendrickson eyes Sochi - espnW

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Four months after reconstructive knee surgery, world champion ski jumper Sarah Hendrickson has been cleared to begin training, but her goal is no longer an Olympic gold medal -- she's just hoping to make the team.

    Story | Conversation | January 06, 2014
  4. Happy Birthday, McKayla Maroney

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    Happy birthday, McKayla Maroney! The gymnast and internet sensation can now legally vote -- she turns 18 today. The reigning world champion on the vault and a member of the gold-medal-winning Team USA at the 2012 Olympics, Maroney is one of the most ...

    Blog | December 09, 2013
  5. Happy birthday, Katarina Witt!

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    Happy birthday, Katarina Witt! The iconic figure skater turns 48 today. The two-time Olympic gold medalist (1984, 1988), four-time world champion (1984, 1985, 1987, 1988) and six-time European champion (1983-1988) is one of the most decorated skaters...

    Blog | December 03, 2013
  6. Ryan Lochte, Katie Ledecky win top honors at Golden Goggles

    Ryan Lochte and Olympic and world champion Katie Ledecky won male and female athlete of the year at the Golden Goggles as USA Swimming honored its top performers.

    Story | Conversation | November 24, 2013
  7. Autumn travels

    Lindsey Van

    Lindsey Van made history in 2009 by becoming the first women's ski jumping world champion. Now she's training for the Sochi Olympics, where her sport will be contested in the Games for the first time. She gives us a look at what this past fall was li...

    Blog | November 21, 2013
  8. Katie Ledecky wins USA Swimming athlete of year

    Olympic and world champion Katie Ledecky has been selected USA Swimming athlete of the year.

    Story | Conversation | September 15, 2013
  9. espnW -- Trampoline Olympian Savannah Vinsant rising quickly

    Graham Hays

    An early fear of heights couldn't keep Savannah Vinsant off the trampoline, and now she could be soaring toward medal contention at the Rio Olympics.

    Story | Conversation | August 27, 2013
  10. My offseason goals: strong legs, no sugar

    Elana Meyers

    Let me tell you, it is pretty cool to be in a training group with the athletes who'll be my biggest competition at the 2014 Sochi Games. I just wrapped up a great month in Scottsdale, Ariz., training alongside the reigning world-champion bobsled duo,...

    Blog | May 15, 2013
  11. Skeleton rider Noelle Pikus-Pace prepares for another Olympic run...

    Jon Ackerman

    With her husband and two kids in tow, former world champion Noelle Pikus-Pace is racing toward the Olympics -- if they can raise the money.

    Story | Conversation | January 29, 2013
  12. Riding with the Pros -- Being at the world championships is a vic...

    Kathryn Bertine

    Kathryn Bertine knows that every competitor at cycling's world championships -- wherever they finished -- made a statement simply by being there.

    Story | Conversation | October 01, 2012
  13. 2012 Olympics -- Gabby Douglas' meteoric rise to Olympic stardom

    Jackie MacMullan

    With Gabby Douglas' all-around win Thursday, the world witnessed her meteoric rise from a young, unpredictable, unknown gymnast to a captivating world champion on the biggest stage of her sport.

    Story | Conversation | August 02, 2012
  14. 2012 Olympics -- Jordyn Wieber falls victim to a very deep U.S. g...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Jordyn Wieber failing to qualify for the Olympic all-around has less to do with her overall ability and work ethic and more to do with Team USA's depth in talent.

    Story | Conversation | July 29, 2012
  15. Olympic gymnastics team set, now takes aim at gold

    Amy Van Deusen

    The U.S. also was the reigning world champion in 2003 and 2007, but followed up with silver in the Olympics -- Athens in 2004 and Beijing in 2008 -- each time.

    Story | Conversation | July 01, 2012
  16. Hurdler Lashinda Demus on drug testing in track and field

    Lashinda Demus

    Reigning 400-meter hurdles world champion Lashinda Demus knows that drug testing, though inconvenient, is a necessary evil. But she wonders: Do the powers-that-be test the clean athletes more frequently than the suspicious ones?

    Story | Conversation | April 20, 2012