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Olympic Veterans Return to Compete

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/world/article/olympic_veterans_return_to_compete_20040813

Joe Jacobi's pain as he prepares for the Olympics is more emotional than physical. The canoeist/kayaker, 34, told JTA by e-mail that as he prepares for the Olympics in Athens, he misses his 3-year-old daughter, Seu Jane -- named for the Spanish village that hosted some rowing competitions in the 1992 Summer Games -- who is at home with his wife in Tennessee. The pursuit of an Olympic medal usually conjures up a youthful single-mindedness, but like Jacobi, many of the 15 Jewish athletes competing for the U.S. team at the Athens Games are veteran athletes who competed in previous Olympics.

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