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California
The Golden State
Unfurl the state flag, strike up the state hymn and join the author, an adopted son, in lauding California's Olympic deeds
Travel Alert
A Pain In Spain
Hey, Ugly American! Leave your tacky togs, instant coffee and type-A behavior at home, so you won't be. . .
Head-To-Head
Track And Field
Speed to Burn
When it comes to raw velocity—not to mention world records and gold medals—U.S. men have been tough as blazes for a decade
A Long Run Gets Longer
Francie Larrieu Smith, who burst onto the world track scene in 1969, is now 39 and has made her fifth U.S. Olympic team-this time as a marathon hopeful
Swimming
Different Strokes
The four women who figure to make up the U.S. 's medley relay team are dissimilar in many ways, but they form a potent unit
Basketball
Going For Three
A gold medal winner on U.S. teams in '84 and '88, Teresa Edwards hopes to bring home yet another Olympic title
Weightlifting
Boxing
Baseball
Canoeing
Volleyball
Cycling
Rowing
The Brothers Grim
For Italy's Abbagnale brothers, winning a third straight Olympic gold in pair with coxswain is a serious business
Team Handball
Play It Again, Sam
Sam Jones will put her battered body on the line for a third—and final—Olympics
Tennis
The Home Team
Barcelona's talented Sànchez siblings, Arantxa and Emilio, will try to keep their sport's gold medals from leaving town
Barcelona
XXV Olympic Summer Games
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