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Philip Hersh

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  • 6 to watch in Chicago Marathon

    6 to watch in Chicago Marathon
    Here are six runners to watch in Sunday's Chicago marathon. Tatyana McFadden, 25, Champaign, bib number 251: The Illinois grad is cementing her reputation as the greatest women's wheelchair racer in history. Going for her second straight sweep of...
  • In soccer, 'stoppage time' can lead to confusion and controversy

    In soccer, 'stoppage time' can lead to confusion and controversy
    When John Brooks scored the goal that would give the United States a 2-1 victory over Ghana in its World Cup opener Monday, his teammates knew the end was near. Exactly how near was the question. Because there was no scoreboard clock in the stadium in...
  • Philip Hersh bio

    Olympic sports writer for Chicago Tribune since 1987 and Tribune Company since 2004. Have covered 17 Olympics -- 10 Winter and 7 Summer. Olympic (and soccer World Cup) coverage has taken me all over the world. I have reported from some 50 countries,...
  • Reigning champion Lysacek ends Olympic comeback attempt

    Reigning champion Lysacek ends Olympic comeback attempt
    Evan Lysacek has given up the attempt to defend his Olympic figure skating title. As first reported late Monday night on the Twitter feed of Tribune Olympic writer Philip Hersh, @olyphil, Lysacek announced Tuesday he was not going to compete. Lysacek,...
  • Michael Phelps plans to return to competition this month

    Michael Phelps plans to return to competition this month
    Less than two years after he retired as the most decorated Olympian ever, Michael Phelps is diving back into competition next week — a move that could lead the Baltimore swimmer to his fifth Summer Games in 2016. Phelps will compete in the Arena...
  • US Speedskating suspects Under Armour suits a factor in slow times

    US Speedskating suspects Under Armour suits a factor in slow times
    SOCHI, Russia — In the wake of disappointing results from speedskaters on the verge of their worst Olympic performance in three decades, US Speedskating is working to dump the most noticeable factor it controls — its racing suit. Under...
  • Over the years, no country has won more figure skating medals or been more passionate about the sport than the United States. Nearly all the attention went to women’s singles, because U.S. women have won seven Olympic titles, and some morphed from...
  • Jager sets U.S. record in steeplechase

    Jager sets U.S. record in steeplechase
    It didn't take long for Evan Jager to prove he really belongs in the steeplechase. In his first international race - and just the fifth of his career - in the event, the Jacobs High School grad broke the U.S. record at Friday night's Diamond League...
  • Should IOC honor slain Israeli athletes?

    Silence is golden Shannon Owens Orlando Sentinel These days, silence holds just as much power — and maybe more — in sports than words. Perhaps that is why the International Olympic Committee president dug his feet in the ground against...
  • Pleased with 400 free, Dwyer now eyes relay

    Pleased with 400 free, Dwyer now eyes relay
    LONDON – For Conor Dwyer, the 400-meter freestyle has provided another happy surprise this season. The Loyola Academy grad had not swum the event competitively for two years before finishing second at the U.S. Olympic Trials to earn a spot in...
  • It takes a team of 20 (and more) to cover the Olympic Games like this

    It takes a team of 20 (and more) to cover the Olympic Games like this
    The Olympics are no different from any big undertaking: You tend to assess the success of the operation relative to your view of it. For an Olympian, if that view includes looking down from the medal podium while being glorified with your country’s...