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Who Are Our Favorite Marin Olympians?

Here's a list to get us started. Who else with deep Marin roots participated in the Olympic Games? What are your favorite memories about them?

While we're basking in Olympic spirit, let's pay tribute to our local Olympians.

Let's start by taking inventory.

How many Olympians have we had from Marin County through the years? We can consider those who were born here, those who grew up here or those who lived here late in life. Shoot, anybody who had a cup of coffee here could be claimed as a local, right?

We've had some ace swimmers (Ann Curtis Cuneo, Rick DeMont), some stellar sailors (Paul Cayard, John Kostecki), a sprinter (Archie Williams) and a freestyle skier (Jonny Moseley). Of those, DeMont and Moseley were the most homegrown.

That just a list to get us started. Who are we missing? What are your favorite memories of watching our locals at the Games? Share your comments below.

Elizabeth August 03, 2012 at 04:05 PM
Bob Morey lives in Tiburon and won a gold in the1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne for rowing.
Will Lamers August 03, 2012 at 04:34 PM
Dick Draeger lives in Novato, and won the Bronze Medal for Rowing in the 1960 Olympics...
Christian Kallen August 03, 2012 at 07:31 PM
Johnny Moseley. So Marin!
Molly Brown August 03, 2012 at 11:46 PM
Michael Johnson! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M ichael_Johnson_(track_and_field)
Stu Reilly August 05, 2012 at 04:01 PM
Jeff " Madro" Madrigali from Ross won bronze in 1996 in yacht racing! A great sailor and coach. They just missed a medal in 2000. Stu Reilly

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