Olympic-Size Freeloading

While other journalists have been attending events and writing stories here in Sydney, I figured out what America really wants to know about the Olympics--as little as possible. So I focused on spending my time and expense account at restaurants, beaches, the zoo and even, by mistake, a museum.

After a while, I longed for a buddy to freeload with. That's when I saw Eric Moussambani, the athlete from Equatorial Guinea who swam in the first heat of the 100-m freestyle. After the other competitors were disqualified for jumping at the "on your mark" part, Moussambani had to swim alone. Moussambani...

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