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  1. Hammer cycles way to second silver medal

    Jim Caple

    Track cyclist Sarah Hammer's best chance at a gold medal evaporated three years ago when the International Olympic Committee dropped the individual pursuit, the event in which she has been world champion since 2008. "It's my pet event, what I love...

    Blog | August 07, 2012
  2. Lashinda Demus on track: 'A dying sport'

    Jim Caple

    DALLAS -- Lashinda Demus, the world champion in the 400 hurdles, said that every time she competes at a track and field meet, "We know we're in a dying sport." "People are making $15,000 a year and calling themselves a professional athlete. To me ...

    Blog | May 13, 2012
  3. Johnny Weir hopes to finally find Olympic glory in 2010

    Jim Caple

    Will 2010 finally be the year Johnny Weir reaches the Olympic podium? After almost quitting the sport, the American certainly hopes so.

    Story | Conversation | September 14, 2009
  4. Kwan has earned the benefit of a doubt

    Jim Caple

    No one should dare think that Michelle Kwan was selfish by taking one last Olympic chance. She is no more selfish than any other athlete that tries to win.

    Story | Conversation | February 12, 2006
  5. 2014 Sochi Olympics -- Evgeni Plushenko deserved better ending to...

    Jim Caple

    Evgeni Plushenko had big hopes for these Games on his home soil. After helping Russia win the team event, one of the greatest skaters the sport has seen deserved a better way to end his career.

    Story | Conversation | February 13, 2014
  6. Olympics -- World Cup skiing -- U.S. men's ski team has depth, bu...

    Jim Caple

    How will the U.S. men's ski team fare in Vancouver? After seeing the group up close at Birds of Prey, it's safe to say the team has depth, but there is work to be done.

    Story | December 07, 2009