American Promise: 2008 Olympic Preview

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Last October, the nation’s top Olympic-class sailors put years of training and sacrifice on the line during the two-week U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Team Trials - Sailing. The cream rose to the top during this marathon event, in which winner takes all and earns a position on the U.S. Olympic Sailing Team and the U.S. Paralympic Sailing Team.

A young team of mostly first-time Olympians emerged. Though light on Olympic experience, and with an average age just over 30, this team gives the U.S. its best chance at winning multiple medals next August at the Olympic Regatta in Qingdao, China. It also represents the healthy state of the U.S. Olympic Sailing Program, which promises a high level of performance for years to come.

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