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Today - Season 61

U.S. swimmer Missy Franklin, at 17 a year older than Douglas, made headlines for choosing a very different path. Likeable, telegenic and winner of four golds in London, she has turned her back on endorsements so that she can keep having fun as an amateur in U.S. college swimming.

It takes more than gold to make a hero

Many of London's medallists will see success rewarded with money and glory in their home countries, but just as many have won hearts and lifted spirits with their determination, dignity or sheer hard luck.(Reuters)