US Olympic Sailing Team 2012: Updated News & Analysis for America's Squad

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US Olympic Sailing Team 2012: Updated News & Analysis for America's Squad
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U.S. Sailing has seen moderate success over the past few Olympic Games, having won two medals—one gold and one silver—at both 2004 Athens and 2008 Beijing.

Ah, sailing, the sport so large one needs a helicopter to follow the event. With event titles like "laser," "tornado," "star" and "yngling"—whatever that is—it is no secret that sailing is a particularly fun event to watch.

With the Olympic Charter specifically banning motorsports, sailing is perhaps the closest Summer Games sport to those fast & furious events—at the very least, sailing always threatens to produce the fastest speeds seen at the Games. At least one former medalist is trying to get so-called speed sailing adopted as an Olympic sport.

Until then, we take a look at the slower US Olympic sailing team in 2012 and their chances at repeating—or improving upon—another two-medal performance.

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