July 24, 2012 12:00 AM
" In 2012, the United States celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Title IX legislation that leveled the playing field in scholastic athletics for women. It's also the year women, including a swimmer from Aurora, Colo., take center stage for the United States in the London Olympics.
For the first time in history, there are more women than men on the U.S. Olympic team. It would be a wonderful, if perhaps unintended consequence, if keeping the United States atop the medal count was one more outcome of Title IX's attempt to overthrow inequality.
That alone would make for a nice story. The fact that the best candidates for the breakout star at the London Games are all women makes it even better.
Swimmer Missy Franklin is the favorite in that category because she's swimming in six events and because she's an exceedingly charming and funny 17-year-old who's a natural in interviews "
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