Sparring Partners Helps Others Excel In Olympics Some athletes have been training for a long time to go the Beijing Olympics — only they were never planning to compete. These sparring partners get many of the perks, but must swallow the disappointment of not being on the Olympic team.
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Sparring Partners Helps Others Excel In Olympics

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Sparring Partners Helps Others Excel In Olympics

Sparring Partners Helps Others Excel In Olympics

Sparring Partners Helps Others Excel In Olympics

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Most athletes went to Beijing to compete in the Olympics. A few went to perform as sparring partners. These training helpers get all the perks of being in Beijing, but they must swallow the disappointment of not being on the Olympic team. Alex Cohen talks with freestyle wrestler sparring partner Katie Downing, who has just returned from Beijing.