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July 16, 2000 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON and DAVID WHARTON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Some nights when Sidney Guzman comes home from wrestling practice, he has only bread and tea for dinner, maybe a bit of chicken left over from lunch. Other nights he gets a handout--a package of spaghetti. Sports officials in Peru began doling out pasta when they discovered signs of malnutrition among their best amateur athletes, many poor like Guzman. Too often, the athletes sell their spaghetti to pay rent.
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July 16, 2000
Libbie Hickman of the United States and Sirivanh Ketavong of Laos are Olympic hopefuls, but the similarities end there. One has the benefit of an extensive and costly system designed to groom elite athletes. The other fends for herself. Libbie Hickman Libbie Hickman will not say how much she earns as a top female distance runner in the United States. But the 35-year-old receives enough money from Internet and athletic shoe sponsorships to train full time without needing to work or apply for U.S.
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NEWS
July 16, 2000
Libbie Hickman of the United States and Sirivanh Ketavong of Laos are Olympic hopefuls, but the similarities end there. One has the benefit of an extensive and costly system designed to groom elite athletes. The other fends for herself. Libbie Hickman Libbie Hickman will not say how much she earns as a top female distance runner in the United States. But the 35-year-old receives enough money from Internet and athletic shoe sponsorships to train full time without needing to work or apply for U.S.
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July 16, 2000 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON and DAVID WHARTON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Some nights when Sidney Guzman comes home from wrestling practice, he has only bread and tea for dinner, maybe a bit of chicken left over from lunch. Other nights he gets a handout--a package of spaghetti. Sports officials in Peru began doling out pasta when they discovered signs of malnutrition among their best amateur athletes, many poor like Guzman. Too often, the athletes sell their spaghetti to pay rent.
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