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12 Olympic athletes who want to save the planet

By: Julie Knapp on Feb. 4, 2010, 5:31 a.m.
Team USA members

Photo: NBC/USOC/Pierre de Coubertin

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Go Green Team USA!

Even with hours of rigorous training daily, many top Olympic athletes find time to help save the planet, too. Go figure — climate change is a scary thought for athletes who rely on snow and ice for their sports. From eating veggies to recycling, it’s clear that Team USA is going green as they go for the gold. (Text: Julie Knapp)