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Top international athletes to watch at Beijing Games

Updated: August 6, 2008, 10:41 PM ET
By Eric Adelson | ESPN The Magazine

We gave you the top U.S. athletes to watch, but who from the rest of the world will be vying for the podium? Here are the top international athletes to watch at the Beijing Olympics:

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