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Rachel Dawson, 26, is a veteran, an All-America at Eastern High School and the University of North Carolina, who will compete in her second Olympics after representing the U.S. at the 2008 Beijing Games. Michelle Vittese, 22, is a Camden Catholic graduate and All-America at the University of Virginia, who will make her Olympic debut. The U.S. team secured its Olympic bid with a shocking 4-2 upset of field hockey powerhouse Argentina in the 2011 Pan Am Games championship game last fall.
The Fraser family has been a household name on the local track and field scene for a number of years. They now have an Olympic qualifier in Warren Fraser. Fraser, the 21-year-old student at Clemson University, is expected to represent the Bahamas along with 2009 IAAF World Championships' silver medallist Derrick Atkins in the men's 100 metres at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, England...
Team USA got the test Mike Krzyzewski was hoping for Tuesday. The U.S. coach called Spain "the toughest game that we could play" in preparation for the Olympics -- and he was right.
Gonzalo Barroilhet has been all business - on and off the track - for Florida State the past four years. With his college career capped by winning the ACC decathlon, then finishing fourth in the NCAAs, the Santiago, Chile, native is preparing as one of the longest shots for a medal among the sizable FSU contingent of track athletes to be running, jumping and throwing at the London Olympics.
Virginia swimming coach Mark Bernardino will be one busy guy over the next couple weeks. On Monday, he'll be taking a redeye flight to London to watch rising senior Lauren Perdue and the recently graduated Matt McLean compete in the Olympics. Also competing in the Games will be former Wahoos David Karasek (2012) and Katya Bachrouche (2011), along with incoming freshman Yannick Kaeser.
With the opening ceremonies of the 2012 Olympic Games in London less than three days away, Duke's Abby Johnston and Nick McCrory are making their final preparations for the synchronized and individual diving events. GoDuke.com caught up with Johnston and McCrory before they departed for London to discuss their Olympic hopes.
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