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Published August 06, 2012, 12:00 AM

Jennet Saryyeva of Turkmenistan puts on her goggles


In this July 27, 2012, photo, Jennet Saryyeva of Turkmenistan puts on her goggles during a practice session at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park ahead of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Jennet Saryyeva of Turkmenistan was nearly lapped in a preliminary swimming heat_ but for athletes from the world's smallest countries, or those suffering through conflict and turmoil, the Olympics are not about winning, but there is victory and honor in just showing up. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa De Olza)
Read the article: For some Olympians, glory is about showing up