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August 15, 1991 | ELLIOTT ALMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rowdy Gaines, one of the swimming stars of the 1984 Olympics who last month set a master's world record in the 100-meter freestyle, has been struck with a rare disease of the nervous system and is in guarded condition in a Honolulu hospital. Gaines, 32, is undergoing treatment for Guillain-Barre Syndrome, a neurological paralytic disorder of unknown cause, his mother Jettie said Wednesday night from Hawaii.
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April 24, 2014 | By David Wharton
MESA, Ariz. - A buzz ran through the crowd, an accumulation of murmurs and applause that drifted across the pool to where Michael Phelps stood. It was just loud enough to make the swimmer grin as he stepped onto the block. "You heard people starting to get excited," he said. The 1,200 spectators at poolside weren't alone - an entire sport watched intently as the most-decorated athlete in Olympic history began his comeback from retirement this week. With an unprecedented 22 medals from three Games, Phelps is the Michael Jordan of swimming.
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September 3, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Olympic gold-medal swimmer Rowdy Gaines, 32, was back in the hospital in Honolulu over the weekend for further treatment of Guillain-Barre syndrome, a rare nerve disorder, according to a hospital spokeswoman.
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April 12, 2012 | By Melissa Rohlin
Citi will donate $500,000 to the U.S. Olympic Committee for a program that helps nationwide Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls. Various 2012 Olympic qualifiers and hopefuls were named to "Team Citi" and represent different sports programs. Fans determine how the funds are allocated through social media.  There are 13 participants, including Bob and Mike Bryan (2008 Olympic bronze medalists in doubles tennis), Dominique Dawes (three-team Olympian in gymnastics who won gold in 1996 and bronze in 1992, 1996 and 2000)
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April 12, 2012 | By Melissa Rohlin
Citi will donate $500,000 to the U.S. Olympic Committee for a program that helps nationwide Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls. Various 2012 Olympic qualifiers and hopefuls were named to "Team Citi" and represent different sports programs. Fans determine how the funds are allocated through social media.  There are 13 participants, including Bob and Mike Bryan (2008 Olympic bronze medalists in doubles tennis), Dominique Dawes (three-team Olympian in gymnastics who won gold in 1996 and bronze in 1992, 1996 and 2000)
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June 19, 1988 | Gene Wojciechowski
There must be some mistake. Rowdy Gaines in a swim meet? Lanky, chlorine-blond, self-effacing Rowdy Gaines? The same guy who was last seen winning gold medals in the 1984 Summer Games? Who now tips the calendar at 29? That Rowdy Gaines? I thought he was through with flip turns and foggy goggles and kickboards. I thought he was a working stiff like the rest of us, not still part of the wet set.
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February 17, 1985 | Associated Press
Mary Lou Retton, who vaulted into America's heart at the Los Angeles Olympics, could pick up another honor Monday when the Sullivan Award is presented. Retton, the women's all-around gymnastics champion at the Summer Games, is one of 10 Olympic gold medalists selected as finalists for the award, being presented for the 55th time to the person voted America's top amateur athlete of the past year.
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August 1, 1985 | JODY JACOBS
Exactly a year and a day after the opening of the Olympic Games here the flood of wonderful memories came rushing back. The occasion was the world premiere Monday at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences of Bud Greenspan's "16 Days of Glory," a film record of the XXIII Olympiad and its heroes.
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May 1, 1985 | JOHN WEYLER
Many of the biggest names in American swimming hung up their racing suits after the 1984 Summer Games, and the Olympians who decided to continue swimming are supposed to be suffering from post-Olympic blues or living on past glories. It appears, however, that the best in the United States haven't been lying around depressed or sitting by the pool telling Olympic tales. They have been too busy churning out laps.
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September 3, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Olympic gold-medal swimmer Rowdy Gaines, 32, was back in the hospital in Honolulu over the weekend for further treatment of Guillain-Barre syndrome, a rare nerve disorder, according to a hospital spokeswoman.
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August 15, 1991 | ELLIOTT ALMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rowdy Gaines, one of the swimming stars of the 1984 Olympics who last month set a master's world record in the 100-meter freestyle, has been struck with a rare disease of the nervous system and is in guarded condition in a Honolulu hospital. Gaines, 32, is undergoing treatment for Guillain-Barre Syndrome, a neurological paralytic disorder of unknown cause, his mother Jettie said Wednesday night from Hawaii.
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June 19, 1988 | Gene Wojciechowski
There must be some mistake. Rowdy Gaines in a swim meet? Lanky, chlorine-blond, self-effacing Rowdy Gaines? The same guy who was last seen winning gold medals in the 1984 Summer Games? Who now tips the calendar at 29? That Rowdy Gaines? I thought he was through with flip turns and foggy goggles and kickboards. I thought he was a working stiff like the rest of us, not still part of the wet set.
NEWS
August 1, 1985 | JODY JACOBS
Exactly a year and a day after the opening of the Olympic Games here the flood of wonderful memories came rushing back. The occasion was the world premiere Monday at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences of Bud Greenspan's "16 Days of Glory," a film record of the XXIII Olympiad and its heroes.
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May 1, 1985 | JOHN WEYLER
Many of the biggest names in American swimming hung up their racing suits after the 1984 Summer Games, and the Olympians who decided to continue swimming are supposed to be suffering from post-Olympic blues or living on past glories. It appears, however, that the best in the United States haven't been lying around depressed or sitting by the pool telling Olympic tales. They have been too busy churning out laps.
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