Key dates: Aug. 1, eight final; Aug. 2, double sculls final; Aug. 3, quad, pair, singles finals; Aug. 4, four, lightweight doubles finals Venue: Eton Dorney, Buckinghamshire Big story: The German eight, the glamour boat of the competition, has been dominant lately, but the British team has set a goal of matching its eight medals in Beijing overall, at least three in men's rowing. Top U.S. prospects: The U.S. eight, which almost failed to qualify, is considered a top medal contender. Others to watch: The Canadian and Australian eights should also fight for gold, and the Aussies intend to bring back more overall medals than anyone, and New Zealand expects a strong showing in the medal count. Little-known fact: The United States has more Olympic rowing medals (84) than any other country. That's men and women combined.
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