Published Jul 1, 2008 8:00 AM
Bruins have participated in every Summer Olympics since 1928. In August, we learn about some of the more than 30 UCLA alumni who could be going for the gold in Beijing.
At least 34 current and former Bruins are in hot pursuit of an Olympic slot — or have already earned the right to compete in Beijing. In 2004, Bruin students and alumni captured 19 medals in Athens. If UCLA were a country, that would have placed it 14th in the per-country medal count. Among the Olympiads and Olympic hopefuls for 2008:
Check back in August for complete stories about Beijing-bound Bruins by Kristine Stiven Breese '86, the hefty UCLA involvement in the U.S. women's softball team by Paul Sterman, and about the role of human rights in the Olympics by Professor Richard Baum '62. UCLA Athletics has the full list of 2008 Bruin Olympiads.