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Enterprise and Olympic Sports Writer, — ESPN
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2016 Rio Olympics -- Rio scrambling to finish venue construction — Bonnie D. Ford, ESPN Senior Writer Close Senior Writer for and ESPN The Magazine Enterprise and Olympic Sports RIO DE JANEIRO -- Mayor Eduardo Paes looked around the conference table at the English-speaking journalists he'd invited for tea at the City Palace and began his spirited assessment of preparations for the 2016 Summer Olympics this way: "Things are going fine," he said.
Oct 08, 2015


Natalie Coughlin dives in, again — LAFAYETTE, Calif. -- The deck off Natalie Coughlin's house pulsates with edible life: giant Italian parsley, basil, chive, thyme, cilantro, mint, blueberries and blood oranges. Out back, terraced beds hold Meyer lemon, Mission fig and stone fruit trees, broad-leaved perennial tree collards and delicate alpine strawberry vines.
Jul 10, 2015

Great profile of 12x-Olympic medalist (and Body Issue star) @NatalieCoughlin by the writer in the house.

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espnW -- The Vendée Globe is Samantha Davies' solo odyssey — LES SABLES D'OLONNE, France -- The hardest sailing race of all time has the simplest directions and the most straightforward rules. Samantha Davies, the lone woman skipper who on Saturday will start the three-month solo round-the-world test of skill, technology, fortitude and luck known as the Vendée Globe, knows them by heart.

Marta's quest for soccer glory — MALMO, Sweden -- Marta Vieira da Silva of Brazil strides toward the stadium gates with the resolute air of a player who needs to leave the workday behind. There is still urgency in her gait at age 29. A few hours before, her Swedish club, FC Rosengard, had come out flat and tight in the most important match of the season.
Jun 09, 2015

Marta's journey from rural poverty in Brazil to soccer greatness. Nice read via @Bonnie_D_Ford:

Jun 09, 2015

Marta's skill with a soccer ball is beyond dispute. She has pretty good chops on the guitar, too. My profile:…

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Venus Williams and equality change -espnW — "I'm used to winning. I've lost, too, but in the overall scheme of things, I'm used to winning, and I'm used to not just winning by chance, but putting in the work and getting prepared enough to know I can get the win. I'm not afraid of hard work.
Mar 08, 2015

RT @LukePeristy: It's International Women's Day, so here's an article about Venus Williams' fight for equal prize money at Wimbledon.…

Sep 09, 2015

Good story here by friend and colleague @Bonnie_D_Ford on Venus, and how she changed tennis behind the scenes.…

Sep 10, 2015

RT @KVanValkenburg: Good story here by friend and colleague @Bonnie_D_Ford on Venus, and how she changed tennis behind the scenes.…

espnW -- Paula Radcliffe talks about racing, records, recuperating — This week marks the 10th anniversary of Paula Radcliffe's world-record-setting London Marathon performance, a time of 2 hours, 15 minutes, 25 seconds. It's a distinction she holds dear.

espnW -- USWNT, Canada prepare for first meeting since epic Olympics clash — TORONTO -- One unusual call altered a match, and that unusual match changed everything about the previously understated and historically lopsided rivalry between the women's soccer teams of the United States and Canada.

Ameer Abdullah makes his way — LINCOLN, Neb. -- When Ameer Abdullah arrived in the summer of 2011, an unheralded afterthought of a recruit, 5-foot-9 and 172 pounds soaking wet, bent on excelling in a conference loaded with bigger, heftier running backs, there were doubters. He was used to that.
Sep 17, 2014

We're headed to Lincoln this weekend for @ESPNRadio's College Gameday. Great read on @Huskers RB Ameer Abdullah:

espnW -- Two years out from Women's World Cup, turf war still front and center — When the 2015 Women's World Cup kicks off two years from this week in Canada, the way the ball bounces will be different than in any of the previous six editions. All 52 matches in the half-dozen host cities will be played on artificial turf, a development considered heresy by some and an inevitability by others.

espnW -- The Winter Games are over, but what are we leaving behind in Sochi? — SOCHI, Russia -- The dogs of Sochi, mute and soulful, crystallized my uneasiness about these Olympic Games. I encountered them every day that I walked the path paralleling the Black Sea behind our media housing complex.
Feb 23, 2014

Great piece. RT @Bonnie_D_Ford: This is all she wrote. My #Sochi2014 wrap about what we're leaving behind:…

Feb 23, 2014

RT @richarddeitsch: Great piece. RT @Bonnie_D_Ford: This is all she wrote. My #Sochi2014 wrap about what we're leaving behind:…

Feb 23, 2014

RT @richarddeitsch: Great piece. RT @Bonnie_D_Ford: This is all she wrote. My #Sochi2014 wrap about what we're leaving behind:…

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Oct 08, 2015

RT @JRBlake: I've arrived to Twitter. Am I late? This event has made me more vocal. Lots more positive messages to come I hope

Oct 08, 2015

RT @stevewilsonap: IOC's Thomas Bach says 'enough is enough' and calls for credible external presidential candidate to take over #FIFA

Oct 07, 2015

RT @JennyVrentas: .@EdWerderESPN covers the biggest stories in the NFL. But the hardest story, with the toughest odds, is his family's:…

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