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Soccer Star Abby Wambach Leads New York State Olympic Contingent

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — The London Olympics get under way next week, and New York state is well-represented.

Soccer star Abby Wambach leads a contingent of 35 athletes who call the Empire State home.

The breakdown for New York: six athletes in track and field; five in fencing; four in rowing; three each in equestrian, sailing and swimming; two in both boxing and women’s basketball; and one each in men’s volleyball, women’s soccer, archery, field hockey, shooting, cycling and gymnastics.

New York is tied for second with Pennsylvania for states with the most athletes competing.

In all, 530 athletes — 269 women and 261 men — have been chosen to represent the United States. It’s the first time Team USA has had more women than men.

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