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Families produce two Olympians

Updated: August 9, 2004, 3:16 PM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

What does it take, really, to make the Olympics?

Is it possible to quantify the hours and hours (and hours) of practice, the almost unfathomable sweat equity required to make it happen? Can you imagine the car-pooling logistics, the truncated family vacations, the necessary sacrifice by all parties involved? The numbing myriad of factors that must align to create the elite athlete who can block the thrust of a sword, hit a tennis ball, slice through the water, tumble through the ...

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