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BARCELONA, SPAIN - JULY 30: Katie Ledecky of the USA celebrates as she sets a new World Record time of 15:36.53 during the Swimming Women's 1500m Freestyle Final on day eleven of the 15th FINA World Championships at Palau Sant Jordi on July 30, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo credit: Al Bello/Getty Images)

Md. Native Olympic Swimmer Crushes WR in 1500-Meter At Worlds

After swimming nearly a mile, Bethesda-native Katie Ledecky knew it was time to get going.

07/30/2013

Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for ESPY)

Is He Coming Back? Phelps Vague About Future

When Michael Phelps walked away from swimming after the London Olympics, he was adamant about one thing: His career was over.

07/29/2013

Team sports

Backyard Olympics: How To Have Your Own Field Day

Give your kids a summer day filled with friends, fitness and fun! Organizing a Backyard Olympics can be as simple or complex as you want to make it, so don’t be afraid to dive in and indulge your kids with a field day of their own!

06/03/2013

Rulon Gardner celebrates winning the bro

Rulon Gardner: Fight to Keep Wrestling in Olympics ‘Isn’t Over Yet’

Olympic Gold medalist Rulon Gardner is at the forefront of the fight to keep wrestling in the Olympics; a fight which he says isn’t over yet.

02/14/2013

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Former Olympic Swim Coach Arrested on Child Sex Abuse Charges

Former U.S. Olympic swimming coach Rick Curl has been arrested following allegations he sexually abused a 13-year-old girl nearly 30 years ago.

10/25/2012

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Olympic Skater Turned Coach Arrested In Md.

A figure skating coach who competed at the Olympics for the Soviet Union was arrested Tuesday in Maryland as a fugitive from charges in New York.

09/04/2012

US women's soccer team celebrates gold (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Opinion: Olympic Gold To Celebrate The 40th Anniversary Of Title IX

As we celebrate these women’s victories we must remember that Title IX created the opportunities for women to succeed in sports. When progressives push for public policy changes, that is what we seek: not guaranteed outcomes but guaranteed access.

08/13/2012

File photo of Olympian Gabby Douglas. (credit: Getty Images)

Gabby Douglas Gets Giant Mural In Va. Hometown

Gabby Douglas is really big in her hometown. Really big and painted on a wall.

08/11/2012

Gabby Douglas celebrates after winning the gold medal in the Women's Individual All-Around final at the London 2012 Olympic Games. (credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

D.C. Mayor Lukewarm On Washington Hosting 2024 Olympics

Mayor Vincent Gray, who is lukewarm to the idea of hosting the games, feels Washington would need to depend on neighbors in order to accommodate all the events and traffic the global event would bring with it.

08/08/2012

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Elfin: Now 57, Sugar Ray Leonard Says He Never Planned On Being A Boxer

The U.S. team didn’t fare so well this year in Olympic boxing, which certainly goes against our illustrious history of success in the sport internationally. But one of it’s most memorable breakout stars, Sugar Ray Leonard, never even planned on being a boxer.

08/08/2012

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