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* Dream Team stunned by Puerto Rico *

Puerto Rico 92, United States 73

August 15, 2004

It was by far the worst defeat for a U.S. men's team, coming in the Americans' first game of the
Athens Olympics (Athens_2004)

"I'm humiliated, not for the loss -- I can always deal with wins and losses -- but I'm disappointed because I had a job to do as a coach, to get us to understand how we're supposed to play as a team and act as a team, and I don't think we did that," Larry Brown said.

. Dream Team experience nightmarish
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription), GA - 39 minutes ago
... Who dreamed this team up? "In a sense, I guess, we feel like we are the Dream Team, where you can just roll it out," said Brown, who wasn't certain his players ...

Wake-up call for Dream Team Rediff
16 August 2004
* The quest for seven Gold medals *

Michael Phelps / USA ending his bid to tie Mark Spitz's record seven gold medals in ATHENS_2004.
Yahoo! Search Thorpedo Sinks Phelps' Shot at Spitz Mark

AP - 1 hour, 2 minutes ago

Australia's Ian Thorpe, left, celebrates with his gold medal after winning the Men's 200m Freestyle swimming final, while bronze medal winner Micheal Phelps from the USA...

20 August 2004 After Five Golds, Phelps Bows Out of Relay
AP - 49 minutes ago
The Graces from Heaven With five gold medals and two bronze overall,
Phelps is content to win a historic eighth medal while sitting in the stands Saturday night
a "point" Certainly Phelps had every reason to be tired, racing for the 17th time in seven days.
Another thing: Phelps is sensitive to teammates who have been overshadowed by his amazing accomplishments leading up to these games.

"It's the right thing to do," Phelps said.

His gesture wasn't lost on the International Olympic Committee.

"He's a great champion," said IOC president Jacques Rogge, who watched Phelps' victory from a front-row seat at the Aquatic Center.
"Definitely, he is going to be
one of the icons of the games."
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