Wrapped up in the Stars and Stripes

When it comes to the Olympics, go big or go home, and that includes your flag. There's no mistaking Team USA in the crowd. Just look for the red, white, and blue. -- By Paul Martella

Maurice Greene, top left, Brian Lewis, top center, Jonathan Drummond, right, and Bernard Williams III, lower center, pose with U.S. flags after winning the gold medal in the men's 4 x 100 meter relay at the Summer Olympics Saturday, Sept. 30, 2000, at Olympic Stadium in Sydney. (AP Photo/Thomas Kienzle)
LEWIS GREENE WILLIAMS DRUMMOND
Maurice Greene, top left, Brian Lewis, top center, Jonathan Drummond, right, and Bernard Williams III, lower center, pose with U.S. flags after winning the gold medal in the men's 4 x 100 meter relay at the Summer Olympics Saturday, Sept. 30, 2000, at Olympic Stadium in Sydney. (AP Photo/Thomas Kienzle)
Olympic champion Shaun White of the USA celebrate after the men's snowboard halfpipe final at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
Shaun White
Olympic champion Shaun White of the USA celebrate after the men's snowboard halfpipe final at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
The USA's Scottie Pippen, left, Michael Jorden, center, and Clyde Drexler rejoice with their gold medals after beating Croatia, 117-85 in Olympic basketball in Barcelona Saturday, August 8, 1992. (AP Photo/Susan Ragan)
Scottie Pippen, Michael Jorden, and Clyde Drexler
The USA's Scottie Pippen, left, Michael Jorden, center, and Clyde Drexler rejoice with their gold medals after beating Croatia, 117-85 in Olympic basketball in Barcelona Saturday, August 8, 1992. (AP Photo/Susan Ragan)
LONG BEACH, CA - JULY 13: Gary Hall Jr. stands behind the blocks before swimming in the 50 meter freestyle final during the US Swimming Olympic Team Trials on July 13, 2004 at the Charter All Digital Aquatic Center in Long Beach, California. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Gary Hall Jr
LONG BEACH, CA - JULY 13: Gary Hall Jr. stands behind the blocks before swimming in the 50 meter freestyle final during the US Swimming Olympic Team Trials on July 13, 2004 at the Charter All Digital Aquatic Center in Long Beach, California. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - JANUARY 14: (L-R) Desiree Davila, Shalane Flanagan, and Kara Goucher celebrate with American flags after the U.S. Marathon Olympic Trials January 14, 2012 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Thomas B. Shea/Getty Images)
U.S. Marathon Olympic Trials
HOUSTON, TX - JANUARY 14: (L-R) Desiree Davila, Shalane Flanagan, and Kara Goucher celebrate with American flags after the U.S. Marathon Olympic Trials January 14, 2012 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Thomas B. Shea/Getty Images)
U.S. Olympic women's hockey team members Lisa Brown-Miller (3), left, and Karyn Bye (6) embrace in a U.S. flag after their gold medal Olympic victory over Team Canada at Big Hat arena, Tuesday, Feb. 17, 1998. U.S. defeated Canada 3-1. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)
BROWN-MILLER BYE
U.S. Olympic women's hockey team members Lisa Brown-Miller (3), left, and Karyn Bye (6) embrace in a U.S. flag after their gold medal Olympic victory over Team Canada at Big Hat arena, Tuesday, Feb. 17, 1998. U.S. defeated Canada 3-1. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)
American Men's Eight coxswain Pete Cipollone carries the U.S. flag past an Olympic sign after they won the gold medal at the 2004 Olympic Games in Schinias near Athens, Greece, Sunday, Aug. 22, 2004. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
Pete Cipollone
American Men's Eight coxswain Pete Cipollone carries the U.S. flag past an Olympic sign after they won the gold medal at the 2004 Olympic Games in Schinias near Athens, Greece, Sunday, Aug. 22, 2004. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
U.S. fans cheer as Jonny Moseley begins his qualification run during the men's freestyle competition at Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2002. Moseley finished fourth in the event. (AP Photo/Laura Rauch)
Fans at Utah Olympics, 2002
U.S. fans cheer as Jonny Moseley begins his qualification run during the men's freestyle competition at Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2002. Moseley finished fourth in the event. (AP Photo/Laura Rauch)
376864 02: American gymnast Elise Ray competes on the uneven bars August 20, 2000 during the U.S. Gymnastics Olympic Trials in Boston. Maloney earned a spot on the U.S. gymnastics team that will compete in the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Brian Snyder)
Elise Ray
376864 02: American gymnast Elise Ray competes on the uneven bars August 20, 2000 during the U.S. Gymnastics Olympic Trials in Boston. Maloney earned a spot on the U.S. gymnastics team that will compete in the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Brian Snyder)
Cuban Olympic Team boxers Ramon Garbey, left, and Joel Casamayor stand draped in a U.S. flag outside the Los Angeles offices of their attorney Frank Ronzio Friday, July 5, 1996. Garbey and Casamayor defected from a boxing training camp in Guadalajara, Mexico last week. They have applied for political asylum. (AP Photo/Susan Sterner)
CUBA OLYMPICS BOXING GARBEY CASAMAYOR
Cuban Olympic Team boxers Ramon Garbey, left, and Joel Casamayor stand draped in a U.S. flag outside the Los Angeles offices of their attorney Frank Ronzio Friday, July 5, 1996. Garbey and Casamayor defected from a boxing training camp in Guadalajara, Mexico last week. They have applied for political asylum. (AP Photo/Susan Sterner)
U.S.A's Marty Nothstein waves the U.S. flag after wining the gold medal in men's sprint at Dunc Gray Velodrome in Sydney, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2000, for the track cycling event at the Sydney Summer Olympic Games. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)
Marty Nothstein
U.S.A's Marty Nothstein waves the U.S. flag after wining the gold medal in men's sprint at Dunc Gray Velodrome in Sydney, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2000, for the track cycling event at the Sydney Summer Olympic Games. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)
American swimmers, from left: Jenna Johnson; Dara Torres; Carrie Steinseifer, and Nancy Hogshead, stand in front of the American flag Tuesday July 31, 1984 after receiving gold medals in the women's 400-meter freestyle relay at the 1984 summer games.(AP Photo/Pete Leabo)
Olympics: U.S. Relay Team Wearing Gold Medals
American swimmers, from left: Jenna Johnson; Dara Torres; Carrie Steinseifer, and Nancy Hogshead, stand in front of the American flag Tuesday July 31, 1984 after receiving gold medals in the women's 400-meter freestyle relay at the 1984 summer games.(AP Photo/Pete Leabo)
400804 14: (NEWSWEEK, US NEWS, MACLEANS AND GERMANY OUT) Amy Peterson, a short track speed skater from the U.S. Olympic team, carries the U.S. flag during the Opening Ceremony of the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympic Games at the Rice-Eccles Olympic Stadium February 8, 2002 in Salt Lake City, UT. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
Amy Peterson
400804 14: (NEWSWEEK, US NEWS, MACLEANS AND GERMANY OUT) Amy Peterson, a short track speed skater from the U.S. Olympic team, carries the U.S. flag during the Opening Ceremony of the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympic Games at the Rice-Eccles Olympic Stadium February 8, 2002 in Salt Lake City, UT. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - JANUARY 14: Ryan Hall poses with the American flag after finishing second with a time of 2:09:30 in the U.S. Marathon Olympic Trial on January 14, 2012 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
Ryan Hall
HOUSTON, TX - JANUARY 14: Ryan Hall poses with the American flag after finishing second with a time of 2:09:30 in the U.S. Marathon Olympic Trial on January 14, 2012 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
U.S. Olympic women's hockey team members Lisa Brown-Miller (3), left, and Karyn Bye (6) embrace in a U.S. flag after their gold medal Olympic victory over Team Canada at Big Hat arena, Tuesday, Feb. 17, 1998. U.S. defeated Canada 3-1. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)
BROWN-MILLER BYE
U.S. Olympic women's hockey team members Lisa Brown-Miller (3), left, and Karyn Bye (6) embrace in a U.S. flag after their gold medal Olympic victory over Team Canada at Big Hat arena, Tuesday, Feb. 17, 1998. U.S. defeated Canada 3-1. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)
American Men's Eight coxswain Pete Cipollone carries the U.S. flag past an Olympic sign after they won the gold medal at the 2004 Olympic Games in Schinias near Athens, Greece, Sunday, Aug. 22, 2004. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
Pete Cipollone
American Men's Eight coxswain Pete Cipollone carries the U.S. flag past an Olympic sign after they won the gold medal at the 2004 Olympic Games in Schinias near Athens, Greece, Sunday, Aug. 22, 2004. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
U.S. fans cheer as Jonny Moseley begins his qualification run during the men's freestyle competition at Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2002. Moseley finished fourth in the event. (AP Photo/Laura Rauch)
Fans at Utah Olympics, 2002
U.S. fans cheer as Jonny Moseley begins his qualification run during the men's freestyle competition at Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2002. Moseley finished fourth in the event. (AP Photo/Laura Rauch)
376864 02: American gymnast Elise Ray competes on the uneven bars August 20, 2000 during the U.S. Gymnastics Olympic Trials in Boston. Maloney earned a spot on the U.S. gymnastics team that will compete in the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Brian Snyder)
Elise Ray
376864 02: American gymnast Elise Ray competes on the uneven bars August 20, 2000 during the U.S. Gymnastics Olympic Trials in Boston. Maloney earned a spot on the U.S. gymnastics team that will compete in the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Brian Snyder)
Cuban Olympic Team boxers Ramon Garbey, left, and Joel Casamayor stand draped in a U.S. flag outside the Los Angeles offices of their attorney Frank Ronzio Friday, July 5, 1996. Garbey and Casamayor defected from a boxing training camp in Guadalajara, Mexico last week. They have applied for political asylum. (AP Photo/Susan Sterner)
CUBA OLYMPICS BOXING GARBEY CASAMAYOR
Cuban Olympic Team boxers Ramon Garbey, left, and Joel Casamayor stand draped in a U.S. flag outside the Los Angeles offices of their attorney Frank Ronzio Friday, July 5, 1996. Garbey and Casamayor defected from a boxing training camp in Guadalajara, Mexico last week. They have applied for political asylum. (AP Photo/Susan Sterner)
U.S.A's Marty Nothstein waves the U.S. flag after wining the gold medal in men's sprint at Dunc Gray Velodrome in Sydney, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2000, for the track cycling event at the Sydney Summer Olympic Games. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)
Marty Nothstein
U.S.A's Marty Nothstein waves the U.S. flag after wining the gold medal in men's sprint at Dunc Gray Velodrome in Sydney, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2000, for the track cycling event at the Sydney Summer Olympic Games. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)
American swimmers, from left: Jenna Johnson; Dara Torres; Carrie Steinseifer, and Nancy Hogshead, stand in front of the American flag Tuesday July 31, 1984 after receiving gold medals in the women's 400-meter freestyle relay at the 1984 summer games.(AP Photo/Pete Leabo)
Olympics: U.S. Relay Team Wearing Gold Medals
American swimmers, from left: Jenna Johnson; Dara Torres; Carrie Steinseifer, and Nancy Hogshead, stand in front of the American flag Tuesday July 31, 1984 after receiving gold medals in the women's 400-meter freestyle relay at the 1984 summer games.(AP Photo/Pete Leabo)
400804 14: (NEWSWEEK, US NEWS, MACLEANS AND GERMANY OUT) Amy Peterson, a short track speed skater from the U.S. Olympic team, carries the U.S. flag during the Opening Ceremony of the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympic Games at the Rice-Eccles Olympic Stadium February 8, 2002 in Salt Lake City, UT. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
Amy Peterson
400804 14: (NEWSWEEK, US NEWS, MACLEANS AND GERMANY OUT) Amy Peterson, a short track speed skater from the U.S. Olympic team, carries the U.S. flag during the Opening Ceremony of the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympic Games at the Rice-Eccles Olympic Stadium February 8, 2002 in Salt Lake City, UT. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - JANUARY 14: Ryan Hall poses with the American flag after finishing second with a time of 2:09:30 in the U.S. Marathon Olympic Trial on January 14, 2012 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
Ryan Hall
HOUSTON, TX - JANUARY 14: Ryan Hall poses with the American flag after finishing second with a time of 2:09:30 in the U.S. Marathon Olympic Trial on January 14, 2012 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

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