Setting Rivalries Aside for National Unity

Friday, July 27, 2012

Michael Phelps Michael Phelps (Charles McCain/flickr)

The 2012 Summer Olympics appears to be dominated by a narrative of rivalries. But what happens when two rivals are competing for the same team?

Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps, swimmers for the United States, exemplify this narrative: They are teammates but also rivals; they will work together but also compete. John Powers is a sportswriter for the Boston Globe.


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Larry Fisher from Brooklyn, N.Y.

I was Captain of my High School Tennis team. The competition was obnoxious in the seventies, and I began to focus my energies on Frisbee where we worked together to become the best that we could.

I still like both sports and will teach anyone anything that I know.

Jul. 27 2012 01:19 PM

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