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2016 Olympic Games (INACTIVE)

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  • Meissner, Games win ratings gold in Baltimore

    Call it the Kimmie Factor, because no one has a better explanation for what happened Tuesday in the ratings battle between NBC's Winter Olympics and Fox's American Idol except the presence of 16-year-old skater Kimmie Meissner of Bel Air. While Idol...
  • Worlds win gives Meissner jump on earning potential

    The title "world champion" implies that one can't do a whole lot better. In the high-stakes arena of sporting fame and product endorsement, however, Olympic gold is the ultimate prize for a figure skater. Thus, Bel Air's Kimmie Meissner has work to do...
  • Two young friends, forever dreaming

    Back then, it was just two girls sitting on a bed, each with a dream beating deep inside. There was Kimmie Meissner, just 14 years old at the time, brown hair past her shoulders. Her dream was to figure skate in the Olympics. And there was Kati Fisher,...
  • Skater's routine is about to change

    Kimmie Meissner concluded her first season skating among the sport's elite in spectacular fashion, and she'll now turn her attention to the next big event on her calendar: the school prom. "Well, I'm going with a friend who is a guy," she said, "but [he'...
  • Back to normal, but not for long

    Competing in the Olympics may have been the easy part for Kimmie Meissner. Upon returning to Bel Air this week, the 16-year-old will jump right back into her rigorous routine of three classes a day at Fallston High School and then hours of practice at...
  • Her positive spin

    When she walks into the Olympic Stadium tomorrow night for the closing ceremony, Kimmie Meissner will have something more valuable than her sixth-place finish as a souvenir. The figure skater from Bel Air has added a line to her resume, one more...
  • Awed Meissner takes in Turin

    On the first day of the Winter Olympics, Kimmie Meissner met Laura Bush and heard Luciano Pavarotti and Peter Gabriel sing and Yoko Ono give a reading. But the person she was talking about after last night's opening ceremony at the Olympic Stadium was a...
  • Phelps toweling off, but Beijing whets appetite

    He's going to take some time off from swimming and enjoy the rewards his accomplishments have brought him, but in typical Michael Phelps fashion, he can't avoid thoughts of his next Olympics. Phelps did his 11th news conference in 12 days yesterday,...
  • After 8 medals, Phelps relaxes, ponders glittering possibilities

    There's an English bulldog puppy waiting for Michael Phelps and a week at a Wyoming time share. Whether simple or elaborate, Phelps denied himself pleasure in many aspects of his life as he built the strength and mental resolve that resulted in Olympic...
  • Phelps gets gold, gives up his place

    Phelps gets gold, gives up his place
    Michael Phelps added to one of the grandest performances in Olympic history, then unexpectedly pulled the plug on it and sent a thank-you gift to a rival who provided motivation. Two months past his 19th birthday, Phelps completed a Summer Olympics for...
  • Phelps captures 4th gold medal, sets two records

    Phelps captures 4th gold medal, sets two records
    Michael Phelps became only the second male swimmer to collect three individual gold medals in a single Olympics when he won the 200-meter individual medley yesterday. If he can follow that today with a victory over a 100-meter butterfly field headed by...
  • For Phelps, double shifts are all in a day's work

    How does he do it? How does Michael Phelps awaken at the athletes' village, eat, take a 20-minute bus ride to the Olympic Aquatic Centre, warm up, race, warm down, get a massage, bus back to the village, eat, sleep, wake up and do it all again in the...