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Athens 2004

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Lynn Henning

The Detroit News

 

U.S. basketball team has gone from stars to targets

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.

Athens rates gold as Olympics host

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.

America's young gymnasts show poise

August 20, 2004 | Our new Olympic gymnastics stars showed poise beyond their years in winning their medals.

A slip ... a stumble ... a rebound ... a gold medal

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.

Despite silver medals, U.S. women had off night in gym

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.

Athens mixes old and new

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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Olympics 2004 were games of education, enlightenment

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IAN O'CONNOR | The (Westchester, N.Y.) Journal News

Biggest winner of 2004 Olympics: Greece

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CHRISTINE BRENNAN | USA TODAY

Athens scores satisfying win

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DAN BICKLEY | The Arizona Republic

Some U.S. women's teams put on best show in Athens

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LYNN HENNING | The Detroit News

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BOB KRAVITZ | The Indianapolis Star

It was Black Friday for U.S.

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