August 21, 2008 Some athletes have been training for a long time to go the Beijing Olympics — only they were never planning to compete. These sparring partners get many of the perks, but must swallow the disappointment of not being on the Olympic team.
August 20, 2008 Natalie du Toit lost part of her left leg in a motorcycle accident. Wednesday, she swam in the first-ever Olympic open water marathon, helping to change many people's definition of "disability."
August 15, 2008 The men's shot put was a big disappointment for the U.S. Two-time Olympic silver medalist Adam Nelson threw with hurt ribs and didn't make it into the final eight. He fouled on all three of his attempts.
August 14, 2008 As Adam Nelson gets ready to compete in the Beijing Olympics, he is coping with a minor injury. But the American shot-putter hoped to give his best-ever performance Friday night at the Bird's Nest stadium.
August 14, 2008 Swimmers Dara Torres and Michael Phelps are sports trailblazers in different ways. Torres, 41, has become an inspiration for older athletes everywhere and has transformed perceptions of how long swimmers can compete at the elite level. Michael Phelps? Well, he's simply special.
August 13, 2008 Why did Michael Phelps wear a full-body suit for one race and just the bottoms in another trial? Can a gymnast be great if she's not a tiny ball of muscle? We want your questions for a future segment on how hard sports are on young bodies.
August 12, 2008 As U.S. Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps continues to dominate in the pool in Beijing, he is facing increasing pressure — and pestering by reporters — about his quest for eight gold medals.
August 9, 2008 Australian Nathan Outteridge's sailing career almost ended after a serious car accident broke his back. Now a sailing world champion, Outteridge hopes to tack his way to Olympic gold in Beijing in the lightweight 49er class.
August 8, 2008 The Olympic Games get under way Friday in Beijing. Chosen to carry the U.S. flag in the opening ceremony is a runner who came to the United States in 2001 as one of the "Lost Boys of Sudan." Lopez Lomong was abducted by Sudanese soldiers when he was 6 and raised in a refugee camp.
August 1, 2008 U.S. Olympic windsurfer Nancy Rios may be six inches shorter than her competitors, but she is a formidable opponent on the water. Extensive physical training and experience has driven her success.