Dara Torres was the oldest swimmer to compete in the 2008 Olympics at age 41, where she clinched three silver medals and missed a gold by 1/100th of a second. And Torres has no plans to let age hold her back; she is currently training for the 2012 Olympics where she hopes compete at the age of 45.
She's already the most decorated female swimmer in American history, so why is Torres still pushing forward? Dara Torres sits down with CNN's T.J. Holmes to talk about her Olympic career.
With golds for snowboarder Shaun White, skier Lindsey Vonn and speedskater Shani Davis, plus three other medals, the U.S. wins six Winter Games medals in a day for the first time.
Today, America is looking to snowboarder Shaun White to bring home even more medals. Just yesterday, he won gold in the men's half-pipe. Our Mark McKay is in Vancouver and got a chance to meet the action sports rock star.
There will be an all-star entourage on hand tomorrow in Copenhagen, Denmark trying to convince the International Olympic Committee to select Chicago for the 2016 games. President and First Lady Obama will be joined by other big names, such as Oprah Winfrey. So what could Chicago bring to the Olympics and how big of a deal is it?
[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/10/01/pippen.scottie.art.jpg caption="Former Chicago Bull Scottie Pippen feels Chicago has a good change at being selected to host the 2016 Olympic Games."]
Former Chicago Bull Scottie Pippen was a member of the original Olympic “Dream Team” and is lending his efforts to Chicago’s bid. He spoke to Kiran Chetry on CNN’s “American Morning” Thursday. Below is an edited transcript of the interview.
Kiran Chetry: It's very tight competition. And it's down to the wire now, just a little more than 24 hours before the International Olympic Committee makes this vote. So how are you feeling about the chances of Chicago getting the games?
Scottie Pippen: Well, I feel really good. I think the mayor and his staff have done an excellent job of really getting out and pushing for these games in the last few months and now that we have the first lady and President Barack Obama, as well as Oprah Winfrey, a lot of athletes who have really gotten behind this push, I think the movement is going to be felt, especially when the voting comes.