| Feb 6, 2014
| 12:15 PM
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...
| Jul 20, 2012
| 1:46 PM
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...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 5:46 PM
Silence is golden
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...
| Jul 29, 2012
| 2:59 AM
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...
| Aug 3, 2012
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...
| Aug 3, 2012
| 6:13 AM
LONDON – It didn’t go the way Evan Jager planned in his Olympic debut early Friday afternoon.
But nothing much has lately for the rookie steeplechaser from Jacobs High School.
And that is a good thing.
Jager hoped to get through his...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 6:47 PM
LONDON — The Olympian without a country is not without a budget.
Guor Marial shows up for an interview at the Olympic Village dressed in jeans and a polo shirt purchased from Target. He trains in old gear from Iowa State. He will run the marathon...
| Aug 11, 2012
| 10:50 AM
LONDON -- Jake Herbert had to root for the man who beat him.
The only chance for Northwestern's Herbert to wrestle for an Olympic medal in the 185-pound freestyle class Saturday was to have Azerbaijan's Sharif Sharifov make the final.
That is what...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 9:46 AM
Two-time Olympic host Los Angeles has officially thrown its hat in the ring again.
"I am pleased to confirm our enthusiastic interest in bidding to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games," Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa wrote to U.S....
| 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...