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 Opening Ceremonies: Part One

The Games

A Novel by Claire Carver-Dias

There's more at stake than winning.

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The Athletes

Yasmine

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I am an injured marathoner and Nate’s wife.

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Jayna

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I am a university basketball player and Olympic hopeful.

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Samuel
(Sam)

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I am the un-athletic younger brother of an Olympic rower.

I don’t do social media.

Coach
Nate

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I’m the Olympic and university women’s basketball coach. I get the best out of my players.

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Ellis

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I’m an activist. Live a simple life. Make a statement.

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Lexi

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I’m an Olympic rowing veteran recovering from surgery.

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Andrea

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I’m a US sprint kayak champion.

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Brent

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I’m an Olympic rower.

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JJ

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I’m an Olympic rower.

Wow! What a workout. I'm on track to beat my personal best.

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Vincent

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I’m a backstroker training for 2012.

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Mary

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I’m a synchronized swimmer and Olympic hopeful. I didn’t make the cut for the novel. Maybe if I lose a couple more pounds I'll make it next time.

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Matt

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I’m a World Champion diver. I got cut from the manuscript too.

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