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A few takeaways from IOC's decision on Russia's Rio eligibility

espn.go.com — 10:31 AM ET Bonnie D. FordESPN Senior Writer Close Senior Writer for ESPN.com and ESPN The Magazine Enterprise and Olympic Sports The International Olympic Committee's compromise on Russian eligibility in the upcoming Rio Games, announced Sunday, is guaranteed to satisfy the fewest number of people.

A look at 'the LaShawn Merritt case' and Rule 45

espn.go.com — Oct 6, 2011 Bonnie D. FordESPN Senior Writer Close Senior Writer for ESPN.com and ESPN The Magazine Enterprise and Olympic Sports It's hard at times to focus on the fairness of the anti-doping adjudication process.

At 60 years old, Mike Bottom finally punches ticket to Olympics with the U.S. swim team

espn.go.com — 10:50 AM ET Bonnie D. FordESPN Senior Writer Close Senior Writer for ESPN.com and ESPN The Magazine Enterprise and Olympic Sports Mike Bottom got the call in his Omaha, Nebraska, hotel room between preliminary heats and finals on the last day of the U.S. Olympic swim trials in early July.

Olympic athletes throw support behind Russia whistleblowers

espn.go.com — 5:56 PM ET Bonnie D. FordESPN Senior Writer Close Senior Writer for ESPN.com and ESPN The Magazine Enterprise and Olympic Sports Several prominent retired and current Olympic athletes have thrown their support behind an international crowdfunding campaign to benefit Russian doping whistleblowers Vitaly and Yuliya Stepanov, who had to flee their home country and settle in an undisclosed location in the United States last year.

The new documentary 'The Last Gold' tells the story of Shirley Babashoff, Jill Sterkel, Wendy Boglioli and Kim Peyton -- and the East German swim team -- at the 1976 Montreal Olympics.

espn.go.com — Jul 8, 2016 Bonnie D. FordESPN Senior Writer Close Senior Writer for ESPN.com and ESPN The Magazine Enterprise and Olympic Sports Before the race, the four U.S. women in the 400 freestyle relay at the 1976 Montreal Summer Games caucused to visualize the perfect swim.

Doping whistleblowers such as Stepanovs, Kara Goucher often left dangling after taking on sports bodies, governing bodies

espn.go.com — Jun 15, 2016 Bonnie D. FordESPN Senior Writer Close Senior Writer for ESPN.com and ESPN The Magazine Enterprise and Olympic Sports The Russians who set fire to the walls of their country's sports fortress insist on cooking dinner. Yuliya Stepanova slides chicken into the oven and whips mashed potatoes in a miniscule galley kitchen.

Kim Rhode is not your typical Olympian

espn.go.com — We tend to picture our most distinguished Olympians as residents of Valhalla, a little aloof, not entirely earth-bound. Yet the woman who could become one of the most decorated U.S. athletes in history this summer lives in Monrovia, Calif., and has an outgoing, relentlessly sunny personality. She makes her own fresh pasta.

2012 London Olympics -- Hollywood script continues for cyclist Evelyn Stevens

espn.go.com — PHILADELPHIA -- Even in the context of Evelyn Stevens' short but remarkable career, last Friday, June 1, marked a surreal coincidence. Four years ago to that day, Stevens, then working in investment banking for a Wall Street firm, participated in her first road cycling clinic in Central Park.

USOC started plans for dealing with Rio water issues in 2015, accor..

espn.go.com — An internal U.S. Olympic Committee document obtained by ESPN.com shows that by the fall of 2015, the organization was clearly convinced athletes competing in water sports will be at risk of illness at the Rio Summer Games. The 14-page document spells out the USOC's recognition that Rio's overall water quality likely will not improve before the Olympics begin on Aug.

Annie Bersagel eyes unlikely Olympic marathon bid

espn.go.com — LOS ANGELES -- Annie Bersagel held the corners of her U.S. Olympic Marathon trials bib with great care as she posed for photos in a hotel ballroom on Thursday. Perhaps no piece of paper -- even her Stanford Law School degree -- has been more hard-won.
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Jul 27, 2016

RT @sproudfoot: You get the feeling that, authentically, Obama has never, ever gotten over Newtown. As none of us should.

Jul 27, 2016

RT @hajoseppelt: News: Bach spokesman said today to ARD: "The IOC Executive Board decision on Stepanova is final." Obviously they don't accept her protest.


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