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July 27, 2008

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BEIJING 2008
OLYMPIC PREVIEW

Meet Team USA

SI's MedalPicks

Michael Phelps
On the Verge
BY SUSAN CASEY

China'sChallenge
To the World
BY ALEXANDER WOLFF

Michael Phelpsswims for an unprecedented eight gold medals

PHOTOPHOTOGRAPH BY SIMON BRUTY

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)