The Detroit News
August 26, 2004 | The verbal fracas after the U.S. men's basketball team's victory over Spain further illustrates how a once-mighty basketball power has gone from beloved to hated.
August 24, 2004 | The despair over Athens' preparations was all wet -- everything has been in place, everything works, every important aspect of Olympics structure has been intact since the night the Games began.
August 20, 2004 | Our new Olympic gymnastics stars showed poise beyond their years in winning their medals.
August 18, 2004 | You watched as Paul Hamm soared and spun through the air and, in a blink, headed for a landing Wednesday at Olympic Indoor Hall, yet something wasn't right -- he stumbled to his right, lost his balance, and slipped from the landing mat.
August 17, 2004 | The American women's gymnastics team expected to win Tuesday, probably should have won, and didn't -- but don't make that suggestion to coach Kelli Hill or to any of the U.S. team members.
August 12, 2004 | You canít help but think how much Greece looks like Arizona as you leave Athens International Airport -- but distinctions come quickly as you draw closer to the city.
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COMMENTARY AND PERSPECTIVE
MIKE LOPRESTI | Gannett News Service
IAN O'CONNOR | The (Westchester, N.Y.) Journal News
CHRISTINE BRENNAN | USA TODAY
DAN BICKLEY | The Arizona Republic
LYNN HENNING | The Detroit News
BOB KRAVITZ | The Indianapolis Star
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