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Olympics 2008 - Beijing

Olympic Athletes with Ties to Washington, DC

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Olympics 2008 - Beijing
© VisionsofAmerica/Joe Sohm
Here are the 2008 Olympians that are representing the United States at the games in Beijing, and have significant ties to the Washington, DC area. They were either born here, raised here, went to college in the area, or live in the capital region now.

The 2008 Olympics will run from August 8-24.

Freddy Adu
Sport: Men's soccer
Position: Midfielder, Forward
Born: June 02, 1989, Tema, Ghana
Hometown: Potomac, MD
Played for several years on DC United
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David Banks
Sport: Rowing
Born: August 30, 1983, Washington, DC
Hometown: Potomac, MD
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Andrew Campbell
Sport: Sailing
Event: Laser
Born: March 03, 1984, Toms River, NJ
Hometown and Residence: San Diego, CA
DC Connection: Andrew Campbell is a graduate of the Georgetown University's School of Foreign Services. While at Georgetown he was named the 2006 College Sailor of the Year and was a four-time All-American.

Gao Jun
Sport: Table Tennis
Event: Women's singles
Born: January 25, 1969, Dalian, China
Residence: Gaithersburg, MD
Olympics: 2004, 2000, 1992
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Giuseppe Lanzone
Sport: Rowing
Event: Men's four
Born: October 21, 1982, La Punta, Peru
Hometown: Annandale, VA
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Kara Lawson
Sport: Women's Basketball
Position: Guard
Born: February 14, 1981, Alexandria, VA
Hometown: Washington, DC
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Mechelle Lewis
Sport: Track & Field
Event: 4x100m
Born: September 20, 1980, Fort Washington, MD
Hometown: Oxon Hill, MD
Lewis holds the Maryland state record in the 55m, where she was named state champion her senior year.
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Khan "Bob" Malaythong
Sport: Badminton
Event: Men's Doubles and Mixed Doubles
Hometown: Rockville, MD
Born: April 10, 1981, Vientiene, Laos
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Scott Parsons
Sport: Canoe/Kayak
Event: K-1
Residence: Bethesda, MD
Born: March 27, 1979, Sylvania, OH
Olympics: 2004
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Justin Spring
Sport: Men's Gymnastics
Event: Men's Gymnastics
Hometown: Burke, VA
Born: March 11, 1984, Houston, TX
Spring was an All-American from 2003-2006 at the University of Illinois.
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Sam Stitt
Sport: Rowing
Event: Men's Quadruple Sculls
Born: September 28, 1981, Arlington, VA
Hometown: McLean, VA
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Natalie Woolfolk
Sport: Weightlifting
Event: Women's weightlifting
Born: November 07, 1983, Arnold, MD
Hometown: Arnold, MD
Residence: Colorado Springs, CO
USA Weightlifting Lifter of the Year Awards in 2006 and 2007.
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