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Phipps returns to Summer Games after 16 years

Updated: August 24, 2004, 2:29 AM ET
Associated Press

ATHENS, Greece -- The requests kept coming from the United States women's volleyball team, so Keba Phipps finally returned. She only wishes she had accepted the invitation sooner.

"Who knows how many gold medals I would've already won?" Phipps said.

It's been 16 years since she last played in the Summer Games, but Phipps is back on the Olympic stage -- and driven to guide the Americans to their first gold.

When she rejoined the national team in 2002, ending a 12-year absence, ...

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