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Lomong, Team USA make statement ... without making a statement

Updated: August 8, 2008, 6:58 PM ET
By Elizabeth Merrill | ESPN.com

BEIJING -- He flashed a gap-toothed smile and told his story again to the masses. And then Lopez Lomong managed somehow to escape.

Peppered with questions about human rights, politics and statements, Lomong carefully stuck to what Olympic officials wanted to hear Friday, that he was proud to be the flag bearer for the United States. He didn't bite when asked about China's support of the current Sudanese government. Maybe he didn't think he had to.

Despite all the politically ...

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