1. 50 Biggest Storylines Heading into the 2012 Olympics

    There is no greater pageant in sports than the Olympic Games: 19 days, 36 athletic disciplines and thousands upon thousands of athletes—each bringing their own backstory or sliver of intrigue...

    Avi Wolfman-Arent Written by Avi Wolfman-Arent about 2 years ago 197,092 reads 89 comments

  2. 2012 US Olympic Women's Soccer Team: 5 Questions with Lauren Cheney

    Forget endorsements, hype or face time, and ask yourself this: Is there a more accomplished young American player in women's soccer today than Lauren Cheney? Still just 24, the forward-turned-midfielder has already become a mainstay of the U...

    Avi Wolfman-Arent Written by Avi Wolfman-Arent about 2 years ago 2,277 reads 0 comments

  3. Top 10 Ways to Follow the Olympics

    When trying to keep pace with the motley madness that is Olympic sport, it's easy to lose your way. Lots of athletes, lots of events and lots of folks chiming in on each...

    Avi Wolfman-Arent Written by Avi Wolfman-Arent about 2 years ago 41,755 reads 4 comments

  4. US Olympic Track & Field 2012: Q & A with Hall of Famer Dan O'Brien

    On Thursday, a select group of Chicago-area kids will take part in what can best be described as field day on hyperdrive...

    Avi Wolfman-Arent Written by Avi Wolfman-Arent about 2 years ago 1,254 reads 1 comments

  5. Olympic Gymnastics 2012: Having McKayla Maroney on US Team Is Big Gamble

    When USA Gymnastics announced its five-woman team for the 2012 London Olympics , four of the five names went largely unquestioned. Jordyn Wieber, Gabby Douglas, Aly Raisman and Kyla Ross were all various shades of shoe-ins based on the results at U...

    Avi Wolfman-Arent Written by Avi Wolfman-Arent about 2 years ago 12,785 reads 22 comments

  6. US Olympic Swimming Team 2012: Tyler Clary Right to Call Out Michael Phelps

    Michael Phelps is a great swimmer, a great champion and, from all indications, a pretty chill dude. Is he perfection incarnate? Is he a demigod beyond reproach? Should we mindlessly ...

    Avi Wolfman-Arent Written by Avi Wolfman-Arent about 2 years ago 8,834 reads 75 comments

  7. Brazil Olympic Men's Soccer Team 2012: Updated News, Roster and Analysis

    Brazilian soccer brass selected its final 18-man roster for the 2012 London Olympics on July 6 , and it's about as impressive a list of names as you might expect...

    Avi Wolfman-Arent Written by Avi Wolfman-Arent about 2 years ago 19,915 reads 3 comments

  8. Usain Bolt: Best Case, Worst Case for Jamaican Sprinter at 2012 Olympics

    Usain Bolt has given the punditry plenty to debate heading into the 2012 London Olympics . The defending gold medalist at the 100-meter dash and the 200-meter dash has looked like ...

    Avi Wolfman-Arent Written by Avi Wolfman-Arent about 2 years ago 3,001 reads 2 comments

  9. Summer Olympics 2012 Predictions: 10 Most Likely U.S. Disappointments in London

    Surely we want all of our hardworking, flag-waving, freedom-loving American Olympic heroes to prosper at the 2012 London Games. Bad news: It won't happen...

    Avi Wolfman-Arent Written by Avi Wolfman-Arent about 2 years ago 8,479 reads 3 comments

  10. US Olympic Swim Team: Parents Shouldn't Need Fund-Raisers to Make London Trip

    (Editor's note: Sections of this article have been revised in light of new information about sponsor support for Olympians.) I don't know Ariana Kukors and I don't know her family...

    Avi Wolfman-Arent Written by Avi Wolfman-Arent about 2 years ago 2,255 reads 4 comments

  11. US Olympic Track & Field Team 2012: Ranking Gold Chances of Returning Champions

    Getting to the top ain't easy. Staying there, well that's even harder. The following four American track and field champions have been tasked with the latter entering the 2012 London Olympics ...

    Avi Wolfman-Arent Written by Avi Wolfman-Arent about 2 years ago 4,447 reads 0 comments

  12. Michael Phelps: Day-by-Day Schedule and Predictions for London 2012

    The eyes of the sporting universe will fall upon Michael Phelps this summer at the 2012 London Olympics as he pursues both history and the first credible rival he's ever known, Ryan Lochte...

    Avi Wolfman-Arent Written by Avi Wolfman-Arent about 2 years ago 4,124 reads 5 comments

  13. 2012 Summer Olympics: 10 Most Anticipated Days on the London Games Schedule

    The 2012 London Olympics will span 19 days, 36 athletic disciplines and 302 events. How you handle that deluge of sport is a matter of personal preference...

    Avi Wolfman-Arent Written by Avi Wolfman-Arent about 2 years ago 3,804 reads 0 comments

  14. US Olympic Women's Track & Field Team 2012: Updated News, Roster and Analysis

    The list of U.S. female track and field legends runs deep, and it figures to run even deeper after the 2012 London Olympics ...

    Avi Wolfman-Arent Written by Avi Wolfman-Arent about 2 years ago 26,955 reads 5 comments

  15. London 2012 Olympic Favorites: Can Spain Add Gold to Its Soccer Trophy Case?

    The other 15 teams slated to play men's Olympic soccer this summer will be disheartened to hear that Spain just released its preliminary 22-man roster for the London 2012 Games...

    Avi Wolfman-Arent Written by Avi Wolfman-Arent about 2 years ago 6,289 reads 0 comments

  16. London 2012 Olympic Predictions: 10 Athletes Who Will End USA Medal Droughts

    Let's face it, the good ol' US of A isn't always No. 1. Sometimes we're second or third or, in the case of certain Olympic disciplines, somewhere closer to 32nd...

    Avi Wolfman-Arent Written by Avi Wolfman-Arent about 2 years ago 102,451 reads 10 comments

  17. London 2012: Rafael Nadal Still a Co-Favorite Despite Injury News

    On the heels of his shocking second-round exit at Wimbledon, Rafael Nadal announced Wednesday that he's taking a 15-day break from both practice and match play due to knee tendinitis...

    Avi Wolfman-Arent Written by Avi Wolfman-Arent about 2 years ago 6,457 reads 4 comments

  18. Does Usain Bolt's 'Slight Problem' Mean the Wheels Are Starting to Come Off?

    Usain Bolt isn't invincible. That fact was confirmed last week at Jamaican Trials when the defending Olympic champion at 100 and 200 meters lost to training partner Yohan Blake at both distances...

    Avi Wolfman-Arent Written by Avi Wolfman-Arent about 2 years ago 7,611 reads 1 comments

  19. US Olympic Men's Swimming Team 2012: Updated News, Roster and Analysis

    Riding the coattails of a monster rivalry, the men's U.S. swimming team will make plenty of noise at the 2012 London Olympics ...

    Avi Wolfman-Arent Written by Avi Wolfman-Arent about 2 years ago 38,468 reads 0 comments

  20. Nastia Liukin: How 2012 US Olympic Gymnastics Selection Committee Led Her Astray

    You could theorize ad nauseum—and many people have—about why Nastia Liukin decided to pursue a spot on the 2012 United States Women's Olympic Gymnastics team. She wanted to test her physical limits...

    Avi Wolfman-Arent Written by Avi Wolfman-Arent about 2 years ago 37,369 reads 13 comments

  21. US Olympic Track & Field Team 2012: The Biggest Disappointments at Trials

    Coming into the 2012 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials in Eugene, Oregon, we already knew the cruel calculus at play Three athletes make the Olympic team in each event...

    Avi Wolfman-Arent Written by Avi Wolfman-Arent about 2 years ago 11,109 reads 2 comments

  22. US Olympic Gymnastics Team 2012: Strengths and Weaknesses of Each Female

    The U.S. women's gymnastics team will be a betting favorite for gold at the 2012 London Olympics . And now that the selection committee has handpicked its five Olympic gymnasts, ...

    Avi Wolfman-Arent Written by Avi Wolfman-Arent about 2 years ago 21,853 reads 0 comments

  23. US Olympic Swimming Trials 2012: Youngsters Prevail as Old Guard Is Phased Out

    An era in women's swimming met its end this week at U.S. Olympic Trials in Omaha. Out went Amanda Beard (30), Dara Torres (45), Janet Evans (40) and Natalie Coughlin (29)...

    Avi Wolfman-Arent Written by Avi Wolfman-Arent about 2 years ago 114 reads 1 comments

  24. USA Track Gets What It Deserves as Jeneba Tarmoh Concedes in Olympic 100M Runoff

    As resolutions go, Jeneba Tarmoh's decision to withdraw from her scheduled runoff against Allyson Felix was about as anticlimactic as it gets...

    Avi Wolfman-Arent Written by Avi Wolfman-Arent about 2 years ago 5,465 reads 7 comments

  25. 2012 Olympics: Nastia Liukin Should Have Copied Shawn Johnson's Graceful Exit

    Nastia Liukin and Shawn Johnson have always been a contrast in style. Elegance versus power. Cool restraint versus twinkle-eyed pep. Russian roots versus Heartland purity...

    Avi Wolfman-Arent Written by Avi Wolfman-Arent about 2 years ago 59,007 reads 9 comments