| Oct 7, 2012
| 4:17 PM
Running coverage of the 2012 Chicago Marathon today.
The Bank of America Chicago Marathon ran out of medals for about 1,300 participants who finished the course seven hours after it had begun. Marathon organizers said they were...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 2:38 PM
Cyclist Christian Vande Velde of Lemont is among the 11 former Lance Armstrong teammates who admitted to doping during testimony under oath in the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency investigation of Armstrong.
Vande Velde said in an affidavit he had doped from 1999...
| Apr 21, 2012
| 4:35 AM
On the final day of the figure skating season, the grind apparently caught up with everyone as the women finished the World Team Trophy in Tokyo.
U.S. champion Ashley Wagner won the free skate and moved from fifth to third overall despite negative grades...
| Apr 25, 2012
The Chicago Tribune has done distinguished Olympic sports journalism for a long time. Many of the Tribune's traveling teams have been led by Philip Hersh, our intrepid Olympics specialist. Phil has covered 16 Olympic Games, by far the most of any writer...
| Apr 30, 2012
| 10:47 AM
The international court decision allowing past British dopers to compete in the Olympic Games was an issue of law, not morality, no matter how much the holier-than-thou wailers from across the pond wanted to couch it as possibly leading to the end of...
| May 7, 2012
| 5:09 PM
Nathan Ridings' hopes to compete for his mother's native country, Guatemala, in the 2012 Olympics ended when an unspecified injury led the referee to stop his first-round bout Monday night at the Americas qualifying tournament in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil....
| Jun 9, 2012
| 2:15 PM
Andrew Riley made history again Saturday.
The Illinois senior from Jamaica became the first person to win the high hurdles and 100 meters in an NCAA championship meet.
Riley added his second 110-meter hurdles title in three years to his surprise win...
| Jun 21, 2012
| 7:42 PM
BEAVERTON, Ore. – It was a rare day for U.S. hammer throwers, often left to feel their event is a ball-and-chain around a track meet.
For reasons both logistical and promotional, the U.S. Olympic Trials hammer throw took place Thursday at Ronaldo...
| Jun 21, 2012
| 7:43 PM
Ed Korfanty is a member of the U.S. Fencing Hall of Fame, a three-time world champion in the veterans’ saber division and coach of the most decorated fencer in U.S. history.
And now he is an event.
This week’s saber World Cup meet in...
| Jun 24, 2012
| 8:30 AM
Foot speed was not enough for Lukas Verzbicas when he moved up to the top level of triathlon competition Sunday.
Despite the second fastest time in the run phase, Verzbicas finished 32d in the Triathlon World Series event in Kitzbuehel, Austria.
| Jun 28, 2012
As my 16th Olympics as a reporter approaches, I am getting ready in a different way from the past.
In all my previous OIympics, I have focused on one sport – figure skating in winter, track and field in summer. In London, I will be a general...