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Meet Team USA
Julia Morrill
August 02, 2004
America's 531 Olympians include artists, doctors, soldiers, physicists, high school students and even a 52-year-old retiree
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August 02, 2004

Meet Team Usa

America's 531 Olympians include artists, doctors, soldiers, physicists, high school students and even a 52-year-old retiree

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? Marion Jones, track and field. The five-time Sydney medalist is embroiled in the BALCO drug case, and in July two newspapers reported that her ex-husband, C.J. Hunter, had told investigators that she had used performance-enhancing drugs before and during the 2000 Olympics (an allegation she denies).

?Tammy Crow, synchronized swimming. A judge agreed to postpone Crow's serving a 90-day sentence for two counts of vehicular manslaughter until after the Games. Crow was behind the wheel in a 2003 accident in California that killed her boyfriend and a 12-year-old passenger.

Brothers and Sisters
The eight sets of siblings include tennis players Serena and Venus Williams and swimmers Kalyn and Klete Keller and Dana and Tara Kirk (the first sisters to make the U. S. Olympic swim team). Identical twins Bob and Mike Bryan are the second brothers to represent the U.S. in Olympic tennis. The first: Joseph and Arthur Wear, great-great-uncles of President George W. Bush, in 1904.

Other Family Ties

? Taylor Dent, tennis, is the cousin of beach volleyball Olympian Misty May and the son of former Australian tennis star Phil Dent.

?Hazel Clark and Jearl Miles-Clark, track and field, are sisters-in-law and will run the 800 meters—Miles-Clark for the fourth straight Games.

?Rebecca Giddens, kayaking, is distantly related to suffragist Susan B. Anthony.

Most Team Members

?1. California (140)
?2. Texas (29)
?3. Florida (25)
?4. New York (22)
?T5. Colorado (21)
?T5. Ohio (21)
(Based on athletes' hometowns)

No Members
Delaware, North Dakota, South Dakota and West Virginia.

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