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“I enjoyed watching the 1980 American hockey when the Americans beat the Russians at Lake Placid. It was such an upset. No one expected the Americans to win because they were not professional players whereas “I enjoyed watching the 1980 American hockey when the Americans beat the Russians at Lake Placid. It was such an upset. No one expected the Americans to win because they were not professional players whereas the Russians were professionals. The thing I don’t like about the Olympics is the way it gets so nationalistic. It’s nice to just root for the individual athlete.” — Deborah Valerio, Norwalk
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“I went to the ‘96 Olympics in Atlanta and was in the third row when the gymnast Kerri Strug injured her ankle on her first vault attempt and then limped back for another attempt and stuck the landing to “I went to the ‘96 Olympics in Atlanta and was in the third row when the gymnast Kerri Strug injured her ankle on her first vault attempt and then limped back for another attempt and stuck the landing to win the gold medal for the U.S. over the Russians in the women’s team all-around category. It was insane. The place went nuts. It was a big arena full of Americans — beating the Russians was a big deal at the time.” — Mary Jo Kinser, Westport
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“I like watching the ice skaters do tricks. It’s really cool what they can do and how they move around to the music.” — Juliet Benner, Westport
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“I like watching the skiers because I like skiing and it’s cool to watch them move down the mountains and do jumps.” — Ashlyn Frey, Westport
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“I don’t think I’ve ever watched the Olympics, but my cousin does rhythmic gymnastics and I love watching her on YouTube.” — Alexa Podziba, left, Westport “I like watching the swimming. It’s “I don’t think I’ve ever watched the Olympics, but my cousin does rhythmic gymnastics and I love watching her on YouTube.” — Alexa Podziba, left, Westport “I like watching the swimming. It’s cool when you can see them hit the wall. I also like the underwater shots.” — Stella St. Andre, right, Westport
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“Three years ago when the ‘Fab Five’ gymnasts won was my favorite. They made the U.S. look like the best in the world and made our country look great.” — Sal Liccione, Westport

WESTPORT — At Aux Delices Foods in owntown Westport, we asked some people their thoughts on the following question: “What is your favorite memory of the Olympics?”