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Philip Hersh

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  • 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...
  • Should the Olympics suspend cycling?

    No, but UCI must go Philip Hersh Chicago Tribune 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Marathon runs out of medals, 1,300 runners to get them in the mail

    Marathon runs out of medals, 1,300 runners to get them in the mail
    -------------------- 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...
  • Lemont cyclist Vande Velde admits to doping, gets 6-month ban

    Lemont cyclist Vande Velde admits to doping, gets 6-month ban
    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...
  • L.A. officially in 2024 Olympic bid race

    L.A. officially in 2024 Olympic bid race
    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....
  • Gold 5th in short at Four Continents skate

    Gold 5th in short at Four Continents skate
    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...