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  • Brazil is home for Pan Ams, but not likely to contend


    The United States is expected to bring only a few of its top athletes, but not even that is likely to boost the host nation's chances to surge to the top.

    "Brazil will be able to field complete teams in most sports, and the athletes will get an emotional boost from playing at home, but it will remain very difficult to overcome the U.S. and Cuba in total numbers," said Ed Hula, editor of Around the Rings, a global news organization devoted to Olympic sports.

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