U.S. track and field team had to finish Olympics on high note

Updated: August 23, 2008, 3:53 PM ET
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

BEIJING -- So maybe there's no need to extend citizenship to Usain Bolt after all (although it still wouldn't be a bad idea).

After what had been portrayed as a disastrous showing, the U.S. men's and women's track teams salvaged their Olympic performances by winning both 4x400 relays Saturday in the last full night of competition at the Bird's Nest.

"We had ups and we had downs and we just wanted to end on a high moment," Allyson Felix said. "We came out with ...

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