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  • Hoff races to finish

    Hoff races to finish
    In the eyes of the world, Katie Hoff has always been a great swimmer. That was obvious, even when she was 14 years old. But at age 19, on the eve of her second Olympic Games, Hoff has become something more. Something that cannot be taught and cannot be...
  • Competitive drive fuels Phelps, Hoff

    Michael Phelps did not grow up a dreamer of small dreams. His reach, even from a very young age, always managed to exceed his grasp, as poet Robert Browning once wrote. Phelps yearned to become a professional athlete like his idol Pablo Morales, and,...
  • Phelps' Speedo contract extended through 2013

    The swimwear company Speedo announced Wednesday that it is extending its longtime partnership with Olympian Michael Phelps through 2013. As part of his new contract, Speedo said it will donate $10,000 to the Michael Phelps Foundation for every world...
  • Unheralded American Walters reaches final of 100 free

    Filippo Magnini, the two-time world champion? Gone. Nathan Adrian, the rising American star who took both sprint events at the recent nationals? Gone. Still standing, and swimming in the final tonight in the men's 100-meter freestyle, is none other...
  • TIMELINE: Michael Phelps' greatest hits over the past 10 years

    TIMELINE: Michael Phelps' greatest hits over the past 10 years
    1999 July — Sets new 13-14 age group mark in the 200-meter butterfly (2:04.59) at Speedo Junior Championships in Orlando, Fla. Old mark of 2:05.72 stood since 1980. 2000 August — In Indianapolis, he wins the 200-meter butterfly at the...
  • Harford's sporting distinction

    Harford County is known for suburban sprawl, military munitions and hand-carved ducks. Today it will earn the distinction as home to the youngest athlete competing at the Olympic Games. Again. When Bel Air resident Kimmie Meissner takes the ice today...
  • Kept in isolation, Phelps gains world exposure

    Anita Nall and Michael Phelps killed time one afternoon last week at an Old Navy store near their downtown hotel here. At the checkout line, Nall shook her head and kept quiet. "I asked Michael, `Why are you buying sweats?' He said he needed them,"...
  • Olympic officials call for doping crackdown, to retest 2006 samples

    Olympic officials call for doping crackdown, to retest 2006 samples
    On a day when the president of the International Olympic Committee urged sports officials throughout Europe to join in a crackdown on doping, the IOC offered details about its retesting of 350 samples saved from the 2006 Turin Winter Games. The...
  • Russian subway now accepting 30 squats as payment for ride

    Russian subway now accepting 30 squats as payment for ride
    Want a free subway ride in Russia? All you have to do is work up a little sweat. In an effort to promote both the upcoming Olympic Games in Sochi and a healthier lifestyle, the Moscow metro has set up a special vending machine that offers travelers...
  • LA84 Foundation awards nearly $500,000 in grants

     The LA84 Foundation, which invests proceeds from the 1984 Olympic Games, has awarded nearly $493,000 in grants to 22 youth sports programs in Southern California. The American Youth Soccer Organization Region 1031 in South Los Angeles received $20,...
  • Thousands march in Moscow, demand release of political prisoners

    Thousands march in Moscow, demand release of political prisoners
    MOSCOW -- Several thousand people demanding the release of political prisoners took to the streets of Moscow on Sunday in the biggest protest action so far this fall. On a gray, overcast afternoon, protesters marched along Moscow's central Boulevard...
  • On the Road | Brazil

     
    The South American colossus of Brazil faces massive changes and challenges as it prepares for the world's spotlight during the World Cup next year and the Olympic Games in 2016. Images from the sprawling metropolis of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro contrast...