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Published: Friday, 8/8/2008

Olympians on film

BY RYAN E. SMITH
BLADE STAFF WRITER
<img src=http://www.toledoblade.com/assets/gif/weblink_icon.gif> <font color=red> <b>TAKE THE QUIZ</font color=red></b>: <a href=" /assets/swf/TO51523728.SWF" target="_blank "><b>Can you match the Olympian with the movie in which they appeared?</b></a>
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When people talk about going for the gold, they usually mean striving for a top medal at the Olympics. Some top athletes, though, also have appeared on the silver screen, perhaps putting them in the race for something else - one of those golden Oscar statuettes they give out at the Academy Awards. Some of these movie moments were more memorable than others. See if you can match up the following Olympians with the film in which they appeared.








• What: 2008 Olympic Games

• Where: Beijing, China

• When: Aug. 8-24

SCHEDULES: Olympic Competitions

QUALIFICATION SCHEDULES: Events, results

TV: NBC SCHEDULE

TV: CBC SCHEDULE

• Coming up: 2010 Winter Olympics - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

• Coming up: 2012 Summer Olympics - London, United Kingdom


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