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Women Outnumber Men on TeamUSA

The U.S. Olympic Team roster includes 269 women out of 530 spots



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    For the first time, the U.S. Olympic team will have more women than men, with female athletes accounting for 269 of the 530 spots American will take at the upcoming London Games.

    The USOC released its official roster Tuesday including San Diegans Carrie Johnson, Rachel Buehler and Jessica Cosby. 

    CEO Scott Blackmun said the female majority was "a true testament to the impact of Title IX," the law that increased opportunities for women in sports, which celebrated its 40th anniversary this year.

    There were no big surprises on the roster, as almost all the sports had previously determined who they would be sending to the Olympics, which start July 27. See which locals are going here

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    Swimmer Michael Phelps, who already owns 14 Olympic medals, is one of 228 Americans making a return trip to the games.

    High jumper Amy Acuff is one of seven U.S. athletes competing for the fifth time.

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