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Guest Opinion: Winter Games in Vancouver will be spectacular

by John Naber

Before every Olympic Games people predict disaster. They say Olympic tickets will be unavailable, accommodations will be grossly unaffordable, transportation will be so challenging that athletes and visitors may not make it to their events on time.

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At the 1976 Olympic Games, in Montreal, John Naber (Woodside High, 1973) won four gold and one silver medals in swimming. He was inducted into the U.S. Olympic and Bay Area Sports Halls of Fame, and was twice elected president of the U.S. Olympians (America's Olympic Alumni Association). His book, "Awaken the Olympian Within," is available at He will be filing regular blog reports from Vancouver on He can be e-mailed at


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