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Chinese athletes to arrive for UW-Madison exchange


MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Several top Chinese athletes are due to arrive in Madison on Friday to kick off a new exchange program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Seven athletes and two coaches in sports ranging from track to Taekwondo will study on campus through December under the exchange with Beijing Sports University, where they are graduate students.

The group includes a swimmer who earned a gold medal in the breaststroke in the 2004 Summer Olympics and a women's curling bronze medalist from this year's Winter Olympics.

Through the collaboration announced by UW-Madison Chancellor Biddy Martin in March, the group will participate in seminars and internships that focus on training and coaching.

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