Americans headed to the Summer Olympics need to know that the U.S. Swim team will feature some unexpected faces. Brendan Hansen, a heavy favorite, failed to make the team for the 200-meter breastroke. On the women’s side, Katie Hoff, who’s already qualified for four events, also missed out on the 100-meter freestyle, an event considered a lock for her.
I love the Olympics. Relative unkowns to the general public seem to rise to the top. Names we’ve never heard before will become familiar as the Olympics progress. Hopefully, the U.S. will fare well.