The Summer Olympics: Magnus Wislander

Despite a string of international championships and honors like "world handball player of the century," Magnus Wislander, captain of the two-time world champion Swedish handball team, may be best known for his other nickname: "the Snake." He's no Richard Hatch, though. In Wislander's case, the title refers to an uncanny ability to slither through a field of opponents toward the goal. To get a grip on the sport, a popular one in Europe, think soccer using hands instead of feet, with some dribbling thrown in. Adept at both offense and defense, Wislander, 36, is 10 years older than the average player....

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