Ryan Lochte is the overnight success who's been around for some time. Born in upstate New York to a Cuban mother ('Ike') and German-Irish father, Lochte was raised mostly in Florida where his father was a swimming coach and where his talents blossomed. One of the most decorated U.S. swimmers ever, Lochte's haul of five shiny medals (2 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze), paled with the glare of lights, media attention and fans that followed his every swim, smiling interview and bare chested moment. Alongside chatter about his wins and almost-wins, there has been plenty of speculation about his dating life, his possible TV career, and his penchant for non sequiturs.
Voted by fans in 2011 as one of Top 15 players in WNBA history, Taurasi is now leading the U.S. Women's Basketball team onto the medal stand at the London Olympics, where they are assured at least a bronze and are playing for gold on Saturday. Born and raised in California to an Argentine mother and...
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