Kid Reporter Blogs: Olympics

Amiri Tulloch

Meet Blind Track Star Lex Gillette 5

  • Posted by: Amiri Tulloch
  • February 11, 2014, 5:03 PM

Like most young children, Elexis “Lex” Gillette loved to play: hide-and-seek, basketball, football, and video games. Lex’s typical childhood drastically changed at the age of eight. More »

Veronica Louise Mendoza

VIP Runners: Garrett and Elliott Heath 3

  • Posted by: Veronica Louise Mendoza
  • March 27, 2013, 5:29 PM

Most of the time, people get the viewpoint of the athlete they see on the screen, in the field or on the court. This time, I had the very special chance to get the perspective of two people who are VIPs in the running world: brothers Garrett and Elliott Heath.

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Jamie Kelley

The Steroid Problem, and How to Fix It 52

  • Posted by: Jamie Kelley
  • September 19, 2012, 2:05 PM

Sports and steroids seem to be going hand in hand these days. Just this past August two Major League Baseball players who were leading their teams to the playoffs tested positive for steroids and were suspended. A seven time Tour de France winner was stripped of all Tour de France titles and banned from cycling for life for allegedly using illegal performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs). More »

Olivia Holbrook

USA's Road to Soccer Redemption 33

  • Posted by: Olivia Holbrook
  • June 13, 2012, 4:24 PM

After a disappointing loss to Japan in the 2011 World Cup finals, the U.S. Women’s national soccer team is ready for redemption. The upcoming Olympic games provides them with a great opportunity.

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Wanjiku Gatheru

Who Will Rule the Pool: Phelps or Lochte? 40

  • Posted by: Wanjiku Gatheru
  • June 8, 2012, 8:56 AM

Michael Phelps was crowned the king of the swimming world in 2008 after going eight-for-eight at the Beijing Olympics. These victories not only added to his previous gold medals for an unheard of 14, but made him the only athlete to reach the mark. With Phelps entering the London Olympics this summer we can only assume that the king will come forth to preserve his reign. But will he?

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Adam Apsan

Q&A with Superstar Runner Meb Keflezighi 3

  • Posted by: Adam Apsan
  • November 5, 2010, 5:54 PM


I talked marathons, training, and making the move to the U.S. with superstar distance runner Meb Keflezighi as he prepared for his title defense in the New York City marathon.

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Caroline Thayer

One Bad Crash Hurts Two U.S. Ski Stars 30

  • Posted by: Caroline Thayer
  • February 26, 2010, 12:48 PM

Early this week at the Olympics in Vancouver, the competition between two rivals resulted in a bad ending. 

Lindsey Vonn, the 26-year-old top skier for the U.S., was competing in the giant slalom when she lost all control and tumbled into a blue net on the slope. Unfortunately, Vonn broke her finger. But this wasn’t the only problem that would arise on the course.

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