Sun coverage: Katie Hoff
August 20, 2009
Olympic swimming medalist Katie Hoff is changing coasts in an effort to jump-start her stagnant career.
July 8, 2009
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
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
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
She fails to qualify in 800 free, says schedule was tougher than expected
1:12 AM EDT, August 14, 2008
She anchors U.S. relay team to third-place finish in 800 for third medal
August 14, 2008
For Murray Stephens and the North Baltimore Aquatic Club, effort is everything
August 14, 2008
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
Maybe all this simply was too much for 19-year-old Katie Hoff, even if she won't admit it.
August 13, 2008
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
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
A more mature Hoff is determined to win
August 8, 2008
For Phelps, yes, but Hoff more regal than Torres
August 7, 2008
If karma counts for anything, Katie Hoff deserves to win a gold medal at these Olympics.
July 7, 2008
For local Olympic swimmers, heartfelt hopes become big realities
July 6, 2008
Rivals no match for the local swimmers at U.S. Olympic trials
July 5, 2008
Beijing Games promise to offer swimmer chance at making swimming history
July 4, 2008
U.S. Olympic Trials
Phelps, Hoff in multiple events, but not many follow their example
July 3, 2008
U.S. marks in 200-meter events show improved closing ability
July 2, 2008
U.S. Olympic Trials
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
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
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
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
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
Olympian Katie Hoff will join the Loyola swimming coaching staff this fall, the school announced yesterday.
June 19, 2008
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
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
Swimmers from NBAC compete in Omaha, Neb.
June 7, 2008
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
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
Michael Phelps showed up at the Meadowbrook Aquatic Center last night and climbed into the pool.
April 7, 2008
Swimming: Toyota Grand Prix
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
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
Michael Phelps likes wearing his Detroit Tigers hat sideways, and sometimes backward.
April 4, 2008
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
Six events, five gold medals.
February 18, 2008
Missouri Grand Prix
Katie Hoff took two more gold medals yesterday at the Missouri Grand Prix and $20 from Michael Phelps.
February 17, 2008
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
Michael Phelps readily concedes that he's not much of a morning person.
February 15, 2008
Swimming Missouri Grand Prix
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
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
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
Katie Hoff has seen the future.
August 1, 2007
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
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
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