| Apr 14, 2014
| 5:44 PM
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...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 3:45 PM
No, but UCI must go
Cycling gets to stay in the Olympics on one condition: the International Cycling Union leaders who turned a blind eye to doping (best case) or enabled it (more likely) must go.
Ex-UCI President Hein...
| 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...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 5:40 PM
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...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 7:21 PM
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.
| Dec 10, 2013
| 5:37 AM
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.
| 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...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 4:12 PM
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,...
| 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...
| 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....
| Feb 9, 2013
| 3:33 PM
Mistakes on two jump landings left Gracie Gold fifth after Saturday's short program at the Four Continents Championship in Osaka, Japan.
But the Elk Grove Village-based skater still is within reach of everyone but runaway leader Mao Asada of Japan, whose...