When the Beijing games begin on Friday, these proud New Yorkers will represent not only their country but also their hometown. Watch and read The New York Sun's profiles of Olympic athletes who live and train in the New York area.RELATED:
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Manhattanite Sandy Fong competes in a sport that often attracts older Americans from more rural areas.
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As Keeth Smart returns to the games, the greatest challenge for the captain of the American men's sabre fencing team is to keep his emotions at bay.
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Born in Beijing, table tennis champion Wang Chen relishes the task of introducing fellow New Yorkers to her sport.
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Taraje Williams-Murray has overcome a lifetime of obstacles and unusual circumstances to compete for the first American gold medal in judo.
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