3 U.S. crews make Olympics
OAKLAND, Calif. -- The U.S. men's eight boat is Olympic-bound -- at last, and after a grueling, monthslong wait.
The boat was among three crews from the United States that secured their places at the London Games by winning races at the last-chance Olympic qualification regatta on Tuesday in Lucerne, Switzerland.
The eight faced most unusual circumstances this year, as this marked the first time in modern Olympic history the Americans had failed to qualify this boat in the world championships.
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