Last chance to Hamm it up on big stage

August 25, 2004
By Michael Lewis
ATHENS, Greece -- As we grow older and slow down just a bit, we learn to compensate.

If we get tired, we might take a nap or go to sleep a bit earlier than normal.

If we hurt our back, we don't lift as much.

And if we have arthritis, we take some medicine to ease the pain and help the movement.

The problem with athletes is that we witness their decline in person or on our televisions every day. It is difficult to hide.

Which brings us to American ...

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