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The anticipation of the Beijing Olympics has been palpable – and the spectacular opening ceremonies, at the impressive Bird’s Nest, proved it was well worth the wait. The ideals of the summer games are represented by Lopez Lomong, elected by his teammates to be the the United States flag bearer. One of the Lost Boys of Sudan, he was not only rescued from a Kenyan refugee camp by a United Nations program, but also qualified for the U.S. team in the 1,500 meter race. What a story – personified in … Continue reading

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