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I knew all about the women’s gymnastics team’s triumph before I settled in Tuesday night to watch the Olympics. The first day or so of the Games I tried to avoid the spoilers but it has become increasingly difficult -- people talk, there’s Twitter, not to mention every website (including Newsday’s own) broadcasting the results as they occur.
I understand that a big part of sports' appeal is...Read more »
It seems like certain athletes emerge from every Olympics as stars. Many Olympians bring home a gold, but an even more select bunch capture the public imagination in some ineffable way. It’s early to say yet, but the excitement about swimmer Missy Franklin’s performance — and her “just a normal kid” bio — suggest she could be an All-American sweetheart of the London 2012 games.
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