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MEET TEAM USA
Brian Cazeneuve
July 28, 2008
America's new set of Olympians, nearly 600 strong, hails from 47 of the 50 states and includes identical twins, soldiers, teenagers, a cancer patient, a 58-year-old CEO and the daughter of a Super Bowl champion
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July 28, 2008

Meet Team Usa

America's new set of Olympians, nearly 600 strong, hails from 47 of the 50 states and includes identical twins, soldiers, teenagers, a cancer patient, a 58-year-old CEO and the daughter of a Super Bowl champion

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TWO PAIRS

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 champs.

FULL HOUSE

Shawn Estrada, the middleweight boxer, has 15 siblings and half-siblings.

MELTING POT

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 group.

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.

NOT GOING DUTCH

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