Every four years, athletes from around the world gather with the shared dream of winning an Olympic gold medal. But while the men and women who will be at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio may have the same goal, each has their own story to tell. Some are featured here: Stories about faith, about determination — and for those who have been to the Games before, about what happens when gold medal dreams don’t come true.
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To stay on top in my sport takes a lot of hard work and practice. I spend around three hours on the track and two hours in the weight room, six days a week. When I run, I clear my…
Next up in the Rio Olympics edition of What the (Blank)? is former Team USA swimmer Kara Lynn Joyce. Yes, this is her real handwriting.
What’s driven me the last four years is not how agonizingly close I came to winning a bronze medal in 2012 — it’s the desire to experience the Olympics with my husband, to share an adventure that few people, and…
Next up in the Rio Olympics edition of What the (Blank)? is Team USA swimmer Ryan Lochte. Yes, this is his real handwriting.
Here's what I want you to think about before you jump off that starting block or dive into that pool: Why are you doing this?
Next up in the Rio Olympics Edition of What the (Blank)? is USA Women's Basketball forward Tamika Catchings. Yes, this is her real handwriting.
Next up in the Rio Olympics edition of What the (Blank)? is USA Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad. Yes, this is her real handwriting.
Next up in our What the (Blank)? series is USA Water Polo's John Mann. Yes, this is his real handwriting.
If you combine the physicality of football, the grappling in wrestling, the endurance of long-distance running, the fighting in hockey ... and, of course, some swimming, that’s water polo.
I thought my Olympic dreams had been crushed. Then I got a call. “Hi, this is Ric Suggitt with USA Rugby. Do you mind giving me a call back? I’d like to see if you are interested in playing some…