Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Olympic Update: Swimming - Rowdy Gaines

NBC's swimming commentator Rowdy Gaines (b. 1959) was named World Swimmer of the Year in 1980 after setting world records in both the 100m and 200m freestyles. He was looking at five possible gold medals in Moscow. But the USA ended up boycotting the games to protest the Soviet's war in Afghanistan. After a brief retirement, Gaines returned, working as a hotel night clerk to finance his Olympic dream, which came true in 1984, when Gaines won three gold medals in Los Angeles.

Still lookin' good, Rowdy!

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Massimiliano Rosolino, the greatest Italian swimmer ever, swam in the 1996, 2000, 2004, and 2008 Games.

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