U.S. OUTLOOK: Medal hopes ride with both eights. Last month coach Mike Teti moved the hot men's four into the large boat to bolster the team.
[Gold]Olaf Tufte, Norway
[Silver]Marcel Hacker, Germany
[Bronze]Vaclav Chalupa, Czech Republic
As a teenager, Tufte, now 28, was a motocross champ.
[Gold]Galtarossa & Sartori, Italy
[Silver]Spik & Cop, Slovenia
[Bronze]Vieilledent & Hardy, France
The Italian duo won gold in the quadruple sculls in 2000.
Lightweight double sculls
[Gold]Luini & Pettinari, Italy
[Silver]Touron & Dufour, France
[Bronze]Hirling & Varga, Hungary
Slow starters Steve Tucker and Greg Ruckman of the U.S. could take a medal