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One strange path to Athens

Have you heard the one about the American who coaches an Iraqi boxer? It's quite a story.

Updated: August 19, 2004, 11:43 AM ET
By Jim Caple | Page 2

ATHENS, Greece -- There are many routes to the Olympics.

Pentathlete Anita Allen is an Army captain who serves an occasional weekend of duty as part of the Army's elite athlete program. Swimmer Lenny Krayzelburg grew up in Odessa, Ukraine, emigrated to the United States with his parents as a boy and became an American citizen. Carmelo Anthony led Syracuse to the Final Four, was drafted by the Denver Nuggets, signed a seven-figure shoe contract and was invited to spend his summer vacation ...

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