The tennis team
has two sets of siblings: identical twins Bob and Mike Bryan, the world's No.
2--ranked men's doubles team, and Venus and Serena Williams, the 2000 doubles
the middleweight boxer, has 15 siblings and half-siblings.
Team USA includes
athletes who were born in 28 other countries. These 36 Olympians include:
• Bernard Lagat,
the world 1,500- and 5,000-meter champ, who won two Olympic medals for Kenya
before becoming a U.S. citizen in 2004.
• Lopez Lomong,
an 800-meter runner and one of the Lost Boys of Sudan; he was separated from
his family when fleeing militia members at age six and spent a decade in a
refugee camp in Kenya before coming to the U.S. in 2001 with the help of an aid
• Bob Malaythong,
badminton, who came to the U.S. from Laos in 1989 at age eight with his sister
and mother; he eventually worked as a dishwasher, cookie baker and burrito
maker to support himself. His badminton teammates Eva Lee and Howard Bach were
born in Hong Kong and Vietnam, respectively.