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Medal Picks
Brian Cazeneuve
August 02, 2004
Here's the outlook for all 301 events, as well as the U.S. prospects and a gallery of international stars
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August 02, 2004

Medal Picks

Here's the outlook for all 301 events, as well as the U.S. prospects and a gallery of international stars

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[Gold] Argentina
[Silver] Portugal
[Bronze] Italy
Argentina has twice won the World Cup but never the Olympics.

Women

[Gold] Sweden
[Silver] Germany
[Bronze]U.S.
An Italian men's team offered Sweden's Victoria Svensson a contract; she passed.

SOFTBALL

U.S. OUTLOOK: The dominant U.S. team—led by pitchers Lisa Fernandez and Jennie Finch—will enter the tournament with a 70-game winning streak, dating back to last August.

[Gold]U.S.
[Silver] Japan
[Bronze] Australia
U.S. teams have outscored foes 66-15 in Olympic competition.

SWIMMING

U.S. OUTLOOK: The men's team, made up of Michael Phelps, Gary Hall Jr. and half of Texas, hasn't been this solid since 1976. Headed by vets Jenny Thompson and Amanda Beard, the women's team has five members returning from a strong 2000 squad.

Men

50-meter freestyle

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