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OMAHA, Neb. — Eight years ago, when Michael Phelps was 19 years old and heading for his second Olympics in Athens, he already had developed a mantra about his legacy. It had nothing to do with matching fellow U.S. swimmer Mark Spitz's Olympic...
On the surface, it looks as if the past 48 hours has brought nothing but good news for women athletes. *Qatar, which never has had a female Olympian, announced its London Summer Games flag bearer will be a woman athlete, shooter Bahiya al-Ahmad. She...
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...
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...
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...
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. The...
Tags: FIFA World Cup
TribLocal - Barrington Area » NewsBarrington equestrian Allison Springer and her horse, Arthur, have been named to the short list for the 2012 U.S. Olympic team in three-day eventing. The U.S. Equestrian Federation announced Monday night nine riders and 11 horses are on the list....
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....
Tags: 2012 Summer Olympics, Homer Glen
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...
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...
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...
L.A. Times Olympics BlogI'd like to add a few things to my take on the voting for the 2018 and 2022 soccer World Cups, which appeared in Friday's print and online editions of the Chicago Tribune. (For that story, click here) 1. What......
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