Young Olympic Hopefuls

Athletes as young as 5 years old train to one day make China's Olympic team.

Young Olympic Hopefuls

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Athletes as young as 7 years old come to Olympic training schools in Shanghai in hopes of one day representing China. While most of the athletes are too young to compete in the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, they persistently train with aspirations of one day winning an Olympic gold medal. The young athletes come from sports schools all around China and train five days a week. At left, a young diver trains in Shanghai Feb. 14, 2008. (Nir Elias/Reuters)
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