The Olympics' Best of the Rest

The non-Phelpsian reasons to watch the games

The Olympics' Best of the Rest
The non-Phelpsian reasons to watch the games include a blind archer and a ping-pong princess (Photograph by Koki Nagahama/Getty Images)
Photograph by Koki Nagahama/Getty Images

Even the most casual observer of the Olympics knows who Michael Phelps or Lolo Jones is. But when marquee names aren’t competing, what will you watch? From a blind archer to a former investment banker-turned-pro cyclist to an Afghan boxer who braved death threats to compete, here are some great unknowns chasing gold.

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