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  • At his home in Lawrence, Kan., in 1991, former Olympian Jim Ryun takes a look at a photograph taken of him at the Olympics in Mexico City in 1968, where he won a silver medal in the 1,500-meter run. (Associated Press)

    From the Olympics to Congress

    From Mitt Romney to President Obama to House Speaker John A. Boehner, plenty of political figures have weighed in on the Olympics the last two weeks, cheering on American athletes in public displays of patriotism. Yet, on a few rare occasions in congressional history, the Olympian and lawmaker were one in the same.

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