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This is an article from the July 28, 2008 issue
The Olympic QuestBegins
Make SI.com your one-stop destination for complete coverage of the SummerGames. Every day read profiles, breaking news and analysis from SI's bestOlympic writers. Plus...
• Scenes from Beijing blog by writer Richard Deitsch
• FanNation: Post your reactions
• Photo galleries from SI's award-winning photographers
• Medal tracker, updated after every event
DAILY OLYMPICEVENT SCHEDULES, RESULTS AND COMMENTARY AT SI.COM/OLYMPICS
If you're wondering what 1984 gold-medal winner Mary Lou Retton is up to thesedays, SI.com has the answer. As part of an Olympic Catching Up With series thatwill run through the Beijing Games, writers tracked down 16 iconic SummerOlympians, including Matt Biondi, Cathy Freeman and Kerri Strug.
> Check outpast Olympics stories and covers at SI.com/vault
From U.S. diver Greg Louganis's winning gold in 1988 after hitting his head onthe board to Paul Hamm's becoming the first American man to win the all-aroundgymnastics title in 2004, veteran SI Olympic writers Tim Layden, BrianCazeneuve and E.M. Swift recall their favorite moments from the SummerGames.
> For all ofthe SI videos, go to SI.com/olympicvideo
SI.com will have 15 writers reporting from Beijing. Before the Games begin, goto SI.com to read what some of them are looking forward to most
Track and Field
Will Tyson Gay or Usain Bolt win the men's 100-meter final?
The team showdowns between China and the U.S.
The sport's first family, the Lopezes, going for three golds
How I'll feel as a Chinese-American reporter at the Games
Will Ryan Lochte play the spoiler in the men's 200 IM?
The U.S. team under the new leadership of Jerry Colangelo
Track and Field
Chinese sensation Liu Xiang in the men's 110-meter hurdles
How will the Chinese athletes handle the political pressure?
China—after the flame is extinguished
Has the U.S. women's team let the world pass it by?
SportsKid of theYear
If you know someone age 7 to 15 who excels in sports, does well in school andgives back to the community, go to SIKids.com/sportskid to nominate him or herby Sept. 1. The 10 finalists will be announced on Sept. 15, and the winner willappear on the December cover of SI FOR KIDS.
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