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    Becky Hammon: South Dakota Olympian!

    Prior to the Olympics the Rapid City Journal, the Argus Leader and the Aberdeen American News all ran features on South Dakota Olympians. There were some great articles on Randy Lewis, Billy Mills, Rod DeHaven and the like.

    Totally missing from each of the papers’ features was recognition that Rapid City’s Becky Hammon played in the 2008 Olympics, and came home with a Bronze medal. Just last week Becky helped the Russians beat the Canadians.

    Frankly, I think the snub by South Dakota papers was more than a bit silly. Becky was not selected to represent the United States, so why shouldn’t she explore her Olympic options elsewhere? Is Becky a traitor as described by Anne Donovan in 2008? Get real Anne!!! 

    What most Becky-haters don’t realize is that Becky played half seasons with the Russian team in preparation for the Olympics.  You can’t get the chemistry Becky has with the Russian team without such great sweat equity.

    All of the above brings us to the most recent poll on our site asking for your favorite South Dakota Olympian. I can tell you how I voted. I voted for Becky!!

    To help follow Becky in the Olympics I have hyperlinked several sites:

    Becky’s Official Olympic Page

    Olympic results for the Russian (and USA) team

    I invite you to vote in the poll and show your support for Ms. Hammon.

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