Let the Games Begin

Your cover photo of swimmer Dara Torres would also make a great cover for SPORTS ILLUSTRATED's swimsuit edition [Aug. 4]. Best of luck to her in Beijing! C. Lin Jacobson, PASCAGOULA, MISS.

If Torres tests positive for steroid use, then certainly, let's all be disappointed and heap derision on her. For now, may we please celebrate her focus, competitive spirit, discipline and willpower? Nancy Johnson, AUSTIN, TEXAS

I recognize your magazine largely caters to a U.S. audience, but the overrepresentation of U.S. athletes in "100 Olympic Athletes to Watch" may mean that some of your readers will...

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