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Op-ed: No trophy for you

...shouldn't be told the lie that winning is everything, but nor do they need to be festooned with as many medals as Michael Phelps just because they suited up to play a game. There is such a thing as winning and losing, and excelling and failing...
Here's the thing: On some days, the chores can wait too high to care about my schedule or plans for the day. Fevers don't care. Now watch, this is the one day Michael Phelps shows up at my son's swim lessons or David Beckham makes an appearance at my daughter's soccer practice. My plans...
It is what it is: Get set, go!

...couple of years. No one is going to mistake me for Michael Phelps. Then again, I can make it from one end of the pool...turn while she did a flip turn. As I said, I'm no Michael Phelps. And she actually beat me in a 50-yard breaststroke...
Drug testing -- for humans -- comes to Iditarod

...aiding, but also not holding athletes back is not unique to mushing either, as was proved after the Olympics by Michael Phelps -- swimmer, multiple gold medal winner and pot smoker. So, while I would never advocate drug use of any kind...

...sure, there were some triumphant tales from these last 12 months.The London Olympics were a sight to behold. Michael Phelps went out in splash of glory, Usain Bolt blazed down the track, Gabby Douglas and Missy Franklin stole our hearts...


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