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Olympic Journal: Village Buzzes With Anticipation

Gia Lewis-Smallwood is a former discus thrower at Illinois who recently qualified for the 2012 London Olympics as a member of Team USA. In her second Big Ten Olympic journal for BTN.com, she writes about what it’s like to be in London. Read her first entry in this post and find more Big Ten Olympic journals here. Here’s what Lewis-Smallwood sent us Thursday. “There are no words to express how completely awesome London and the Olympic Village is. Before I came to the London others told me the Olympic Village was similar to your first day of  college. You meet

Olympic Journal: Long Road To My First Games

Gia Lewis-Smallwood is a former discus thrower at Illinois who recently qualified for the 2012 London Olympics as a member of Team USA. In her first Big Ten Olympic journal for BTN.com, she writes about what it’s like to make the Olympics at the age of 33.  Read her first entry in this post and find more Big Ten Olympic journals here. Gia Lewis-Smallwood will throw the discus for U.S. at the 2012 London Olympics. The former Illinois thrower and Champaign native is chronicling her first Olympic experience for BTN.com. Read all of our Olympic journals. “I take a deep