Sweden, track and field
Meets the Olympics
Born not far from Nassau Coliseum, Kallur, the 2006 European 100-meter hurdles
champ, is a daughter of Anders Kallur (inset), a forward who won four Stanley
Cups with the New York Islanders in the 1980s. Last year Swedes voted her their
country's top sports figure—ahead of the national hockey team.
OUT AT HOME
Weightlifters were stripped of medals at Games in 2000 (three Bulgarians) and
2004 (a Greek) for doping. Not much changes. In June, after 11 of its male and
female lifters—including 2007 world champion Ivan Stoitsov (left)—tested
positive for steroids, Bulgaria withdrew its weightlifting team from the
Beijing Games. Greece will send a squad even though 11 of its lifters tested
positive in March.
NOTE: As SI went
to press many countries had not yet named their Olympic rosters.