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PINNING THEIR HOPES
Kim Rhode's family thought of everything before the London Games even bringing their own Olympic pin for the trip.
To commemorate her quest to become the first American to win an individual-sport medal in five straight Olympic Games, Rhode's family made a small number of pins. The image: She's standing on Tower Bridge, larger than life, taking aim at an unseen target, with the U.S. and British flags below.
The family said it received approval from the U.S. Olympic Committee to use an image of the Olympic rings on the pin.
Rhode's signature is etched on the back, as are the years of her now-five Olympic appearances.
And since she's a shooter, it comes with a twist push the button on the back, and yep, "bullets" (red flashes of light, actually) come out the barrel of the gun.
See a picture of the pin here: http://t.co/s5d4FVYA
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(This version corrects bridge name.)