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'Anti-Archer' Aims for Athens Games '04

Archer Chris Shull
Tom Goldman, NPR
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Archer Chris Shull

With the Athens summer Olympics less than five months away, there's a growing sense of urgency about construction delays in Greece and mounting security challenges. But for thousands of athletes, the only timetables that matter are the training schedules that build in intensity as the August games approach. In the first of a series, NPR's Tom Goldman profiles one of those athletes. At 24, Chris Shull is the fourth-ranked archer in the United States, and he's bringing a new vibe to a sport that was once almost dropped from the Olympics.

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Tom Goldman is NPR's sports correspondent. His reports can be heard throughout NPR's news programming, including Morning Edition and All Things Considered, and on NPR.org.