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Editorial: Olympic Pride

On Friday, July 27, the opening ceremony for the Games of the XXX Olympiad will be held in London, England. With more than 10,000 from 204 Olympic National Committees expected to participate, this will be the largest multi-sport event ever to be held in the United Kingdom. The United States will be sending 530 athletes across the pond and while none are from Garden City, the village has played a role in helping to facilitate the process of picking representatives by way of the Long Island Aquatic Club. The Garden City-based organization sent eight of its members to the U.S. Olympic Trials in Omaha, Nebraska from June 25 to July 2. And while none of its team members made the cut, its reassuring that amateur swimmers on Long Island have an outlet in which they can ideally transform their dreams into the reality of eventually standing on the top-tiered rostrum being awarded a gold medal as the national anthem plays.

— DGdR