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Aug. 23, 2004
Aug. 23, 2004

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Aug. 23, 2004

2004 Olympics
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TWO COLOR PHOTOSPHOTOGRAPHS BY BOB MARTINCyclopolisLEVI LEIPHEIMER OF the U.S. could not endure the 104° heat on Saturday and had to drop out of the 139mile men's cycling race through the streets of Athens, which was won by Italy's Paolo Bettini. On Sunday archers let fly in Panathinaiko Stadium (inset).COLOR PHOTOPHOTOGRAPH BY HEINZ KLUETMEIERButterfly Effect MICHAEL PHELPS set a world record in the 400-meter individual medley final last Saturday to claim the first of what he hoped would be eight gold medals in Athens; that quest was derailed the next day, when South Africa set a world record in winning the 4√ó100-meter freestyle relay, in which Phelps and his U.S. teammates took the bronze.