Tough times led to better place

138 days ago

It was a difficult time of transition after the Olympics for Rachel Dawson, but her field hockey teammates and new coach helped her find new enthusiasm, and now she’s even started an online magazine about the sport. Read more ...

Harrow Cup had it all

313 days ago

There was a little bit of everything -- nasty collisions, cheering parents and crying babies -- at the Harrow Cup. Read more ...

We're back in the game

317 days ago

For Rachel Dawson and other field hockey players, this weekend's Harrow Cup fills a postcollegiate void. Read more ...

My beautiful, winding road since London

520 days ago

What have I done in the last three months? I wish I had a good, clean, heroic answer for you -- something that would knock your socks off and move your heart to dance a jig. I wish I could tell you that life in the past three months was perfect, pretty and certain, like an impeccably painted image of Olympic triumph narrated by Bob Costas. Read more ...

Failure won't break us

618 days ago

The Olympic experience -- for both the triumphant and the defeated -- is powerful. So powerful, that poems are written about it, songs sung of it and movies made of it, but most of all, dreams are born of it. Read more ...

Enjoying another win over Argentina

627 days ago

Fun. I am not talking the band -- I am talking about last night. Pristinely clad (for the first time) in our white ensembles, we danced the tango on the blue turf of Riverbank Arena with our Pan American nemesis, Argentina, on Tuesday. Read more ...

A 'madly beautiful, chaotic place'

630 days ago

Today. What a magical word. The Games have officially arrived. The past few days have been a whirlwind. So much has happened since we left -- and more since we’ve arrived. A trip to Cotswold on the English countryside. Read more ...

Revealing answers to body questions

647 days ago

In our Pro's Questionnaire, we asked prominent athletes -- female and male -- five probing questions about their bodies, and got some very revealing answers. Read more ...

Revealing answers to body questions

648 days ago

In our Pro's Questionnaire, we asked athletes -- female and male -- five probing questions about their bodies, and got some very revealing answers. Read more ...

Finding out our Olympic fate

674 days ago

Back slumped against the wall, legs extended, exhausted yet relieved, I sat on the training room table. Katie, the team physio, looked at me quizzically. "What happened to you? You were supposed to be back from your run at 12:15. Read more ...