Editor’s Note: The Calympics Issue

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Cal has enough athletes in the Olympics — 38, to be exact — that they could form their own country and no one would even blink an eye. Cal has been producing Olympians for decades, and in 2008 at Beijing, Calympians won 17 medals, more than at any Olympics in history. This year’s Calympians include swimmers, rowers, water polo players, soccer players, track stars, coaches and a Chinese basketball player.

But despite their disparate origins, they’re all united by two things: the London Olympics, and the fact that at one point in time, they all were, are or will be Bears.