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  1. 2014 Sochi Olympics -- A look at the U.S. Olympic figure skating ...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    After competition and controversy, the U.S. Olympic figure skating team came together Sunday. And while the Sochi may not be a banner Games for these American skaters, it could be a compelling one.

    Story | Conversation | January 12, 2014
  2. 2013 World Championships -- Ashley Wagner, Gracie Gold set Olympi...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    For one night, not having an American on the podium at the World Figure Skating Championships was all right. Ashley Wagner and Gracie Gold did something more important Saturday -- secure three berths for the 2014 Olympics.

    Story | Conversation | March 17, 2013
  3. 2013 World Championships -- Patrick Chan wins, but new men's star...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    The world championship three-peat may belong to Canada's Patrick Chan, but the Friday night spotlights illuminated two men who are out to upset the established order.

    Story | Conversation | March 15, 2013
  4. 2013 World Championships -- Kim Yu-na shows no rust in return to ...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Skaters who want to come close to South Korea's Kim Yu-na at the 2014 Sochi Olympics were put on notice Thursday at the world championships -- they have 11 months and counting.

    Story | Conversation | March 14, 2013
  5. 2013 World Championships -- Patrick Chan leaves no doubt after me...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Two-time defending champ Patrick Chan added to his worlds lore after Wednesday night's short program.

    Story | Conversation | March 13, 2013
  6. 2013 World Championships -- Max Aaron leads American contingent a...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Max Aaron's path to figure skating wasn't exactly conventional, but the national champ holds the cards for the Americans at this week's worlds.

    Story | Conversation | March 12, 2013
  7. Sarah Groff moving forward after London disappointment

    Bonnie D. Ford

    The months since the London Olympics have been an endurance event in and of themselves for triathlete Sarah Groff, the 2011 world championships series bronze medalist who just missed placing in the top three at the Summer Games. She struggled for ...

    Blog | March 08, 2013
  8. For swimmers, it's not all about the suits

    Bonnie D. Ford

    At the 2009 swimming world championships in Rome, the suits overshadowed the athletes who inhabited them. Those second skins that incorporated buoyant polyurethane -- simply referred to as "rubber suits" by the swimmers -- could take a half-hour o...

    Blog | December 01, 2011
  9. Felix faces tough decision before London

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Sprinter Allyson Felix said she decided to go for unprecedented double gold in the 200- and 400-meter events at the track and field world championships partly because she wanted to do something out of her comfort zone. Aiming for growth rather tha...

    Blog | September 02, 2011
  10. Swimmer Jessica Hardy's return to pool brings new outlook, same r...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    For the first time in a long while, American swimmer Jessica Hardy is looking forward to an Olympics "that will be" instead of looking back at the one "that wasn't."

    Story | Conversation | August 16, 2011
  11. Q&A with Allyson Felix: 'Double' dilemma

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Exactly a year from now, Allyson Felix plans to be in London with the U.S. Olympic track team, but for the moment, she's focused on next month's World Championships in Daegu, South Korea. In addition to trying to win her fourth consecutive tit...

    Blog | July 27, 2011
  12. At World Championships, U.S. diving looks to get back on map

    Bonnie D. Ford

    For two decades, the U.S. diving team watched China take over the sport it once dominated. But heading into the worlds, the Americans hope to take one big step toward bridging the gap.

    Story | Conversation | July 15, 2011
  13. Track and Field: Oscar Pistorius fighting for spot at worlds, 201...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Double-amputee runner Oscar Pistorius is on a quest to earn a spot in this summer's world championships and next year's Games, while continuing to dominate disabled competition.

    Story | Conversation | June 10, 2011
  14. Q&A with USA swim director Frank Busch

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Veteran college coach Frank Busch took over in early May as USA Swimming national team director at a critical time for the organization, two months before the World Championships in China and 14 months out from the London 2012 Olympic Games. Busch, b...

    Blog | June 01, 2011
  15. Rowers Francia, Cox are not done yet

    Bonnie D. Ford

    The women's eight is the fastest event in women's rowing. It's also arguably the most prestigious and nuanced, and the United States has planted its flag there on the elite level, winning five straight World Championships through last year, an Olympi...

    Blog | May 05, 2011
  16. Michael Phelps talks to about preparing for worlds, the ...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    What is driving Michael Phelps to compete in another Olympic Games? The 14-time Olympic goal medalist spoke to's Bonnie D. Ford about the road ahead.

    Story | Conversation | May 04, 2011