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Sweden v USA: Group C - FIFA Women's World Cup 2011
Sweden v USA: Group C - FIFA Women's World Cup 2011
WOLFSBURG, GERMANY - JULY 06: Abby Wambach of USA in action during the FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 Group C match between Sweden and USA at the Arena In Allerpark on July 6, 2011 in Wolfsburg, Germany. (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)
USA v Colombia: Group C - FIFA Women's World Cup 2011
USA v Colombia: Group C - FIFA Women's World Cup 2011
SINSHEIM, GERMANY - JULY 02: Heather O'Reilly of USA controles the ball during the FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 Group C match between USA and Colombia at the Fifa Womens World Cup Stadium on July 2, 2011 in Sinsheim, Germany. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images)
USA v Colombia: Group C - FIFA Women's World Cup 2011
USA v Colombia: Group C - FIFA Women's World Cup 2011
SINSHEIM, GERMANY - JULY 02: Abby Wambach of USAis seen during the FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 Group C match between USA and Colombia at Rhein-Neckar-Arena on July 2, 2011 in Sinsheim, Germany. (Photo by Joern Pollex/Getty Images)
2011 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships - Day 3
2011 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships - Day 3
EUGENE, OR - JUNE 25: Allyson Felix prepares to run in the Women's 400 meter dash on day three of the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships at the Hayward Field on June 25, 2011 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
2011 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships - Day 3
2011 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships - Day 3
EUGENE, OR - JUNE 25: Allyson Felix celebrates after winning the Women's 400 meter dash on day three of the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships at the Hayward Field on June 25, 2011 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Santa Clara International Grand Prix - Day 4
Santa Clara International Grand Prix - Day 4
SANTA CLARA, CA - JUNE 19: Ryan Lochte competes in the men's 200 meter IM final during day 4 of the Santa Clara International Grand Prix at George F. Haines International Swim Center on June 19, 2011 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
2011 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships - Day 1
2011 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships - Day 1
EUGENE, OR - JUNE 23: Bryan Clay competes in the Men's long jump portion of the decathlon event on day one of the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships at the Hayward Field on June 23, 2011 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
2011 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships - Day 1
2011 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships - Day 1
EUGENE, OR - JUNE 23: Bryan Clay competes in the Men's high jump portion of the decathlon event on day one of the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships at the Hayward Field on June 23, 2011 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Santa Clara International Grand Prix - Day 4
Santa Clara International Grand Prix - Day 4
SANTA CLARA, CA - JUNE 19: Ryan Lochte competes in the men's 200 meter IM final during day 4 of the Santa Clara International Grand Prix at George F. Haines International Swim Center on June 19, 2011 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Santa Clara International Grand Prix - Day 4
Santa Clara International Grand Prix - Day 4
SANTA CLARA, CA - JUNE 19: Ryan Lochte warms up in the practice pool during day 4 of the Santa Clara International Grand Prix at George F. Haines International Swim Center on June 19, 2011 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Santa Clara International Grand Prix - Day 4
Santa Clara International Grand Prix - Day 4
SANTA CLARA, CA - JUNE 19: Michael Phelps warms up in the practice pool during day 4 of the Santa Clara International Grand Prix at George F. Haines International Swim Center on June 19, 2011 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Santa Clara International Grand Prix - Day 4
Santa Clara International Grand Prix - Day 4
SANTA CLARA, CA - JUNE 19: Michael Phelps competes in the men's 200 meter butterfly during day 4 of the Santa Clara International Grand Prix at George F. Haines International Swim Center on June 19, 2011 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
2011 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Beijing Grand Slam - Day 6
2011 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Beijing Grand Slam - Day 6
BEIJING, CHINA - JUNE 11: Misty May-Treanor (R) of the United States hits the ball during the Women's Bronze Medal Match at the 2011 Swatch World Tour Beijing Grand Slam in Chaoyang Park on June 11, 2011 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)
2011 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Beijing Grand Slam - Day 6
2011 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Beijing Grand Slam - Day 6
BEIJING, CHINA - JUNE 11: Kerri Walsh (L) of the United States hits the ball during the Women's 1/4 final matches at the 2011 Swatch World Tour Beijing Grand Slam in Chaoyang Park on June 11, 2011 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)
United States v Mexico
United States v Mexico
HARRISON, NJ - JUNE 05: Heather O'Reilly #9 of the United States against Mexico during their International Friendly at Red Bull Arena on June 5, 2011 in Harrison, New Jersey. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
United States v Mexico
United States v Mexico
HARRISON, NJ - JUNE 05: Abby Wambach #20 of the United States shoots the ball under pressure from Natalie Vinti #5 of Mexico during their International Friendly at Red Bull Arena on June 5, 2011 in Harrison, New Jersey. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
Great Manchester Games
Great Manchester Games
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 15: Allyson Felix of USA poses after her 200m race win Myriam Soumarie of France, Christine Ohuruogu of Great Britain and Joice Maduaka of Great Britain during the Powerade Great City Games on May 15, 2011 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
USA v Russia
USA v Russia
NEW YORK - MAY 05: Henry Cejudo of USA battles Rasul Mashezov of Russia in USA vs Russia freestyle wrestling during the 2011 "Beat The Street" Gala on May 5, 2011 in Times Square, New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
USA v Russia
USA v Russia
NEW YORK - MAY 05: Henry Cejudo of USA celebrates after defeating Rasul Mashezov of Russia in USA vs Russia freestyle wrestling during the 2011 "Beat The Street" Gala on May 5, 2011 in Time Square, New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
2011 FIG Gymnastics World Cup Glasgow - Practice
2011 FIG Gymnastics World Cup Glasgow - Practice
GLASGOW, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 14: Jonathan Horton of USA poses for a photograph during practice prior to the 2011 FIG Gymnastics World Cup at The Kelvin Hall on April 14, 2011 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
IAAF 'Day In The Life' With David Oliver
IAAF 'Day In The Life' With David Oliver
ORLANDO, FL - MARCH 09: Track and Field hurdler David Oliver poses at Lyman High School on March 9, 2011 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)
IAAF 'Day In The Life' With David Oliver
IAAF 'Day In The Life' With David Oliver
ORLANDO, FL - MARCH 09: Track and Field hurdler David Oliver poses at Lyman High School on March 9, 2011 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)
10th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) - Day Five
10th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) - Day Five
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - DECEMBER 19: Kathryn Hoff of USA (Silver) in the final of the Women's 200m Freestyle during the 10th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) at the Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Sports Complex on December 19, 2010 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
10th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) - Day Three
10th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) - Day Three
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - DECEMBER 17: Katie Hoff of USA wins gold in the final of the Women's 400m Freestyle during the 10th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) at the Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Sports Complex on December 17, 2010 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
10th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) - Day Three
10th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) - Day Three
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - DECEMBER 17: Natalie Coughlin of USA wins the bronze medal in the final of the Women's 100m Freestyle during the 10th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) at the Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Sports Complex on December 17, 2010 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
42nd Artistic Gymnastics World Championships
42nd Artistic Gymnastics World Championships
ROTTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - OCTOBER 22: Jonathan Horton of USA competes on the Vault Rings during the Men's Individual All-Round final at the 42nd Artistic Gymnastics World Championships at Ahoy on October 22, 2010 in Rotterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)
42nd Artistic Gymnastics World Championships
42nd Artistic Gymnastics World Championships
ROTTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - OCTOBER 22: Jonathan Horton of USA competes on the Bar during the Men's Individual All-Round final at the 42nd Artistic Gymnastics World Championships at Ahoy on October 22, 2010 in Rotterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)
42nd Artistic Gymnastics World Championships - Women's team final
42nd Artistic Gymnastics World Championships - Women's team final
ROTTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - OCTOBER 20: Alicia Sacromone of USA competes on the Beam during the Women's team final at the 42nd Artistic Gymnastics World Championships at Ahoy on October 20, 2010 in Rotterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)
IAAF/VTB Continental Cup
IAAF/VTB Continental Cup
SPLIT, CROATIA - SEPTEMBER 05: David Oliver (r) of USA and Team Americas on his way to victory in the men's 110m hurdles during the IAAF/VTB Continental Cup at the Stadion Poljud on September 5, 2010 in Split, Croatia. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
2010 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships
2010 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships
DES MOINES, IA - JUNE 24: Allyson Felix runs in the 100 meter preliminaries during the 2010 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Drake Stadium on June 24, 2010 in Des Moines, Iowa. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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2010 Mutual of Omaha Pan Pacific Championships
IRVINE, CA - AUGUST 20: Michael Phelps swims on his way to winning the men's 100m butterfly during the Mutual of Omaha Pan Pacific Championships at the William Woollett Jr. Aquatic Center on August 20, 2010 in Irvine, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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2010 Mutual of Omaha Pan Pacific Championships
2010 Mutual of Omaha Pan Pacific Championships
IRVINE, CA - AUGUST 18: Natalie Coughlin prepares to swim in the women's 100 meter backstroke preliminary heat during the Mutual of Omaha Pan Pacific Championships at the William Woollett Jr. Aquatic Center on August 18, 2010 in Irvine, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
IAAF Diamond League - London
IAAF Diamond League - London
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 14: David Oliver of the USA leads Andy Turner (r) of GB to win the Mens 110 metres hurdles during the Aviva London Grand Prix at Crystal Palace on August 14, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
Visa Championships
Visa Championships
HARTFORD, CT - AUGUST 12: Alicia Sacramone competes on the beam during the Senior Women's competition on day two of the 2010 Visa Gymnastics Championships at the XL Arena on August 12, 2010 in Hartford, Connecticut. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
2010 ConocoPhillips National Championships - Day 1
2010 ConocoPhillips National Championships - Day 1
IRVINE, CA - AUGUST 03: Natalie Coughlin swims in the Women 100 LC Meter Butterfly Heats at the William Woollett Jr. Aquatics Complex on August 3, 2010 in Irvine, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Hermosa Beach Open
Hermosa Beach Open
HERMOSA BEACH, CA - JULY 18: Todd Rogers passes the ball during the final of the Men's AVP Hermosa Beach Open at the Hermosa Beach Pier on July 18, 2010 in Hermosa Beach, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
Hermosa Beach Open
Hermosa Beach Open
HERMOSA BEACH, CA - JULY 18: Phil Dalhausser (L) and Todd Rogers congratulate each other after winning a point during the Men's AVP Hermosa Beach Open at the Hermosa Beach Pier on July 18, 2010 in Hermosa Beach, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
Hermosa Beach Open
Hermosa Beach Open
HERMOSA BEACH, CA - JULY 17: Todd Rogers dives for a ball during the AVP Hermosa Beach Open at the Hermosa Beach Pier on July 17, 2010 in Hermosa Beach, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
Artistic Gymnastics World Championships 2009 - Day Three
Artistic Gymnastics World Championships 2009 - Day Three
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 15: Jonathan Horton of USA competes in the parallel bars during the Men's All Round Final on the third day of the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships 2009 at the O2 Arena on October 15, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
Artistic Gymnastics World Championships 2009 - Day Three
Artistic Gymnastics World Championships 2009 - Day Three
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 15: Jonathan Horton of USA competes on the pommel horse during the Men's All Round Final on the third day of the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships 2009 at the O2 Arena on October 15, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
AVP Crocs Tour World Challenge: USA v Brazil
AVP Crocs Tour World Challenge: USA v Brazil
GLENDALE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 26: Misty May-Treanor of USA digs the ball during the round 3 match against Brazil in the AVP Crocs Tour World Challenge at the Westgate City Center on September 26, 2009 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
AVP Crocs Tour World Challenge: USA v Brazil
AVP Crocs Tour World Challenge: USA v Brazil
GLENDALE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 27: Misty May-Treanor of USA warms up before the gold medal match against Brazil in the AVP Crocs Tour World Challenge at the Westgate City Center on September 27, 2009 in Glendale, Arizona. Juliana Felisberta Silva and Larissa Franca defeated Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh 21-11, 21-16. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
AVP Crocs Tour World Challenge: USA v Brazil
AVP Crocs Tour World Challenge: USA v Brazil
GLENDALE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 27: Kerri Walsh of USA celebrates a point during the gold medal match against Brazil in the AVP Crocs Tour World Challenge at the Westgate City Center on September 27, 2009 in Glendale, Arizona. Juliana Felisberta Silva and Larissa Franca defeated Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh 21-11, 21-16. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
AVP Crocs Tour World Challenge: USA v Brazil
AVP Crocs Tour World Challenge: USA v Brazil
GLENDALE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 25: Phil Dalhausser of USA passes the ball during the AVP Crocs Tour World Challenge against Brazil at the Westgate City Center on September 25, 2009 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
AVP Crocs Tour World Challenge: USA v Brazil
AVP Crocs Tour World Challenge: USA v Brazil
GLENDALE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 27: Todd Rogers of USA celebrates a point in the gold medal match against Brazil in the AVP Crocs Tour World Challenge at the Westgate City Center on September 27, 2009 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
AVP Crocs Tour World Challenge: USA v Brazil
AVP Crocs Tour World Challenge: USA v Brazil
GLENDALE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 26: Todd Rogers of USA digs the ball during the round 3 match in the AVP Crocs Tour World Challenge against Brazil at the Westgate City Center on September 26, 2009 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
AVP Crocs Tour World Challenge: USA v Brazil
AVP Crocs Tour World Challenge: USA v Brazil
GLENDALE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 25: Todd Rogers of USA dives for a dig during the AVP Crocs Tour World Challenge against Brazil at the Westgate City Center on September 25, 2009 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
AVP Crocs Tour World Challenge: USA v Brazil
AVP Crocs Tour World Challenge: USA v Brazil
GLENDALE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 25: Todd Rogers of USA passes the ball to teammate Phil Dalhausser during the AVP Crocs Tour World Challenge against Brazil at the Westgate City Center on September 25, 2009 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
AVP Crocs San Francisco Open
AVP Crocs San Francisco Open
SAN FRANCISCO - AUGUST 16: Phil Dalhausser blocks a shot during his match with teammate Todd Rogers against Jake Gibb and Sean Rosenthal during the semi finals at the AVP Crocs San Francisco Open on August 16, 2009 at Pier 32 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
Michael Phelps of the United States celebrates victory in the Men's 100m Butterfly Final during the 13th FINA World Championships at the Stadio del Nuoto on August 1, 2009 in Rome, Italy.  Phelps broke the world record setting a new time of 49.82 seconds.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
Swimming Day Seven - 13th FINA World Championships
ROME - AUGUST 01: Michael Phelps of the United States celebrates victory in the Men's 100m Butterfly Final during the 13th FINA World Championships at the Stadio del Nuoto on August 1, 2009 in Rome, Italy. Phelps broke the world record setting a new time of 49.82 seconds. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
Michael Phelps of the United States celebrates victory in the Men's 100m Butterfly Final during the 13th FINA World Championships at the Stadio del Nuoto on August 1, 2009 in Rome, Italy. Phelps broke the world record setting a new time of 49.82 seconds. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
The Today Show Gallery Of Champions
The Today Show Gallery Of Champions
BEIJING - AUGUST 23: (L-R) Taekwondo athletes Steven Lopez, Jean Lopez, Diana Lopez and Mark Lopez of the United States pose in the NBC Today Show Studio at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 23, 2008 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Kristian Dowling/Getty Images)
The Today Show Gallery Of Champions
The Today Show Gallery Of Champions
BEIJING - AUGUST 23: (L-R) Taekwondo athletes Mark Lopez, Diana Lopez and Steven Lopez of the United States pose in the NBC Today Show Studio at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 23, 2008 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Kristian Dowling/Getty Images)
The Today Show Gallery Of Champions
The Today Show Gallery Of Champions
BEIJING - AUGUST 23: Steven Lopez of the United States poses with his bronze medal in the NBC Today Show Studio after placing third in the Men's Taekwondo 80kg competition at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 23, 2008 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Kristian Dowling/Getty Images)
Olympics Day 14 - Taekwondo
Olympics Day 14 - Taekwondo
BEIJING - AUGUST 22: Steven Lopez (blue) of the United States on his way to winning the bronze medal in the Men's Taekwondo 80kg Bronze Medal Contest against Rashad Ahmadov (red) of Azerbaijan held at the University of Science and Technology Beijing Gymnasium on Day 14 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 22, 2008 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)
Olympics Day 13 - Taekwondo
Olympics Day 13 - Taekwondo
BEIJING - AUGUST 21: Mark Lopez of the United States walks away after his fight with Nesar Ahmad Bahave of Afghanistan in the Men -68kg Preliminary Round of 16 held at the Beijing Science and Technology University Gymnasium during Day 13 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 21, 2008 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
Olympics Day 13 - Taekwondo
Olympics Day 13 - Taekwondo
BEIJING - AUGUST 21: Mark Lopez of the United States (red) fights Nesar Ahmad Bahave of Afghanistan (blue) in the Men -68kg Preliminary Round of 16 held at the Beijing Science and Technology University Gymnasium during Day 13 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 21, 2008 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
Olympics Day 11 - Triathlon
Olympics Day 11 - Triathlon
BEIJING - AUGUST 19: Hunter Kemper of the United States competes in the running portion of the Mens Triathlon Final at the Triathlon Venue on Day 11 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 19, 2008 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
The Today Show Gallery Of Champions
The Today Show Gallery Of Champions
BEIJING - AUGUST 11: Mariel Zagunis of the USA poses in the NBC Today Show Studio after winning the gold medal in the Fencing Sabre event at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 11, 2008 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Kristian Dowling/Getty Images)
Olympics Day 1 - Fencing
Olympics Day 1 - Fencing
BEIJING - AUGUST 09: Mariel Zagunis of the United States celebrates defeating Becca Ward also of the United States in the fencing sabre semifinals event held at the Fencing Hall of National Convention Center during day 1 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 9, 2008 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
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