Sun coverage: Katie Hoff

Sun coverage: Katie Hoff

August 20, 2009

Hoff 'super-motivated' about leaving Baltimore

Olympic swimming medalist Katie Hoff is changing coasts in an effort to jump-start her stagnant career.

July 8, 2009

For Hoff, a difficult swim at U.S. nationals

For several days leading up to the U.S. nationals, Katie Hoff swore she felt better. Sure, a respiratory illness earlier this month had wiped her out, forcing her to nearly drop out of a meet in California, and she was coughing nonstop. But with rest, she said, she felt like herself again. She was ready to prove she was still one of the world's elite swimmers.

May 6, 2009

Demanding Bowman puts Hoff through paces

The day that Katie Hoff realized the Second Act of her swimming life had truly begun, she was struggling to finish a workout at Meadowbrook Athletic Club. Her muscles were shaking, pleading with her brain to give the order to quit. She was so emotionally strung out, she fell to the ground and started to bawl.

November 17, 2008

Switching coaches, Hoff will work with Bowman

Olympic swimmer Katie Hoff confirmed last night that she has decided to change coaches, saying she'll be working exclusively with Bob Bowman, Michael Phelps' coach.

August 15, 2008

Out of gas, Hoff sinks

She fails to qualify in 800 free, says schedule was tougher than expected

1:12 AM EDT, August 14, 2008

Hoff bronzed again

She anchors U.S. relay team to third-place finish in 800 for third medal

August 14, 2008

Where only swimmers' best will do

For Murray Stephens and the North Baltimore Aquatic Club, effort is everything

August 14, 2008

Baltimore TV soaks up the Phelps-Hoff splash

The hometown crowd is watching Michael Phelps and his unprecedented Olympics success in near-record numbers, making Baltimore the highest-rated TV market for this year's Games and helping WBAL, Channel 11, absolutely trounce the prime-time competition since Friday night's opening ceremonies.

1:04 AM EDT, August 13, 2008

Hoff looking a bit peaked

Maybe all this simply was too much for 19-year-old Katie Hoff, even if she won't admit it.

August 13, 2008

Rick Maese: A full morning

6:45 a.m.: In separate rooms in separate quarters of the Olympic Village, Michael Phelps and Katie Hoff wake up for the biggest, the busiest and the most demanding day either will face at the Olympics. Swimming in two finals in a single session is an arduous task. Only a handful of swimmers have ever attempted it.

August 11, 2008

Rick Maese: Hoff shows she has guts

You can easily measure the distance between gold and silver. In heartbreaking fashion, for Katie Hoff today, it amounted to just .07 of a second.

August 8, 2008

Baltimore's other champ

A more mature Hoff is determined to win

August 8, 2008

Rick Maese: Does crown fit?

For Phelps, yes, but Hoff more regal than Torres

August 7, 2008

Hoff 'in control and ready to go'

If karma counts for anything, Katie Hoff deserves to win a gold medal at these Olympics.

July 7, 2008

Competitive drive fuels Phelps, Hoff

For local Olympic swimmers, heartfelt hopes become big realities

July 6, 2008

Phelps, Hoff up to the challenge

Rivals no match for the local swimmers at U.S. Olympic trials

July 5, 2008

Rick Maese: Olympics will shine Phelps-like spotlight on Hoff

Beijing Games promise to offer swimmer chance at making swimming history

July 4, 2008

U.S. Olympic Trials

Few are multitasking at U.S. Olympic trials

Phelps, Hoff in multiple events, but not many follow their example

July 3, 2008

Hoff races to finish

U.S. marks in 200-meter events show improved closing ability

July 2, 2008

U.S. Olympic Trials

Hoff wins 200 freestyle, 200 IM prelims

Shortly after Michael Phelps finished the 200-meter freestyle last night, Mark Schubert, the venerable coach of the U.S. swim team, walked down onto the pool deck inside Qwest Center and threw an arm around the Rodgers Forge native.

July 1, 2008

U.S. Olympic trials

Hoff is all business

At some point over the past several years - it's difficult to pinpoint exactly when - Katie Hoff figured out a way to channel all her nervous pre-race energy into a frenetic, yet disciplined, routine.

June 30, 2008

Hoff again on top of the world

In March, when Australia's Stephanie Rice broke Katie Hoff's world record in the 400-meter individual medley, Hoff wanted to jump back in the pool and offer an immediate rebuttal.

June 29, 2008

Hoff puts value in staying humble

Katie Hoff doesn't do cocky. And unlike the way some elite athletes try to come off as humble, it's not an act.

June 28, 2008

Olympic Trials

A freestyle attitude for Phelps at trials

Michael Phelps isn't shy about how much he loves to play poker. He plays it with friends, plays it in casinos with strangers, and sometimes plays it online, late at night.

June 26, 2008

Hoff to coach, take classes at Loyola

Olympian Katie Hoff will join the Loyola swimming coaching staff this fall, the school announced yesterday.

June 19, 2008

Phelps, Hoff have busy trials schedules

In the competitive run-up to the U.S. Olympic swimming team trials, Michael Phelps and Katie Hoff carried a heavy workload.

June 9, 2008


Hoff takes cake with best times

For four days, the menu has been propped up in Katie Hoff's hotel room, opened to the picture of a gooey slice of cheesecake smothered in caramel and chocolate.

June 8, 2008

Hoff, Madwed excel at tuneup for Olympic trials

Swimmers from NBAC compete in Omaha, Neb.

June 7, 2008


Phelps, Hoff warm up for trials

The pieces of Katie Hoff's aquatic Chinese puzzle are beginning to come together. One stroke strengthens another. Distances seem to shrink. A skill honed gets her closer to her goal: the starting blocks in Beijing.

June 6, 2008

Hoff, Phelps aim to relax

With about three weeks to go before the competition to determine the U.S. Olympic swimming team, elite athletes like Katie Hoff and Michael Phelps don't have to turn heads at the final Grand Prix meet this weekend.

May 11, 2008


Phelps, Hoff return to attend NBAC fundraiser

Michael Phelps showed up at the Meadowbrook Aquatic Center last night and climbed into the pool.

April 7, 2008

Swimming: Toyota Grand Prix

Hoff wins 2 more in prep for Olympic trials

In the span of 42 minutes last night, Towson's Katie Hoff won two gold medals and a silver at the Toyota Grand Prix competition.

April 6, 2008

Hoff is right from start

When Katie Hoff finished the 400-meter individual medley last night, everyone assumed she just had set a U.S. Open record. It was announced over the public address system at the Ohio State Grand Prix, the crowd roared, and a representative from USA Swimming tried to congratulate her.

April 5, 2008

Ohio State Grand Prix

Phelps 1-for-3, Hoff wins 2; both shrug

Michael Phelps likes wearing his Detroit Tigers hat sideways, and sometimes backward.

April 4, 2008

Swimsuit Saga

Speedo's strong suit

With most of the nation's best swimmers scheduled to compete at the Toyota Grand Prix here this weekend, record-breaking performances might take a back seat to the swimsuit competition.

February 19, 2008

Missouri Grand Prix

Hoff's gold standard

Six events, five gold medals.

February 18, 2008

Missouri Grand Prix

Hoff makes her mark

Katie Hoff took two more gold medals yesterday at the Missouri Grand Prix and $20 from Michael Phelps.

February 17, 2008

'Shocked' Hoff sets U.S. mark in 400 free

When Katie Hoff was less than two pool lengths into the 400-meter freestyle final yesterday, everyone at the Missouri Grand Prix - including the swimmer - sensed something special might be happening.

February 16, 2008

Missouri Grand Prix Meet

A matter of time

Michael Phelps readily concedes that he's not much of a morning person.

February 15, 2008

Swimming Missouri Grand Prix

Setting a course for Beijing

A year ago, swimmer Michael Phelps showed up in Columbia, Mo., for the Missouri Grand Prix with low expectations. He did not have history on his mind.

January 18, 2008

Hoff again named SportsWoman of Year

For earning 11 medals last year in international and national swimming competition, Towson's Katie Hoff has been named 2007 SportsWoman of the Year by the U.S. Olympic Committee.

November 20, 2007


Phelps, Hoff honored as best U.S. swimmers

Michael Phelps won a leading three Golden Goggles awards, including Male Athlete of the Year, on Sunday night when USA Swimming honored the year's top American performers.

August 8, 2007

'Confident' Hoff looks toward Beijing

Katie Hoff has seen the future.

August 1, 2007

No gold, no worry for Hoff, Phelps

For a pair of the nation's top swimmers, the chlorine that was in the air in the Indiana University Natatorium proved to be much thicker than any competitive tensions.

July 26, 2005

Hoff's world-class effort wins gold medal in 200 IM

MONTREAL - When the national anthem started to play last night, Katie Hoff took a deep, cleansing breath. And then another. She swallowed hard, then bit her lower lip. Was it really real, she may have wondered? Was there actually a gold medal dangling from her neck?

June 29, 2004

Athens Olympics

It's fast lane for 15-year-old

Blue is for first, red is for second ...

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