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Catonsville has Olympic fever

Catonsville has Olympic fever

In his 15 years as head coach of the Rollingwood swim team, Joe Miller notices an uptick in membership every four years.

This is one of those years. Usually, he'll see 180 or 190 children each summer. But this year, the team is at 205.

It's no coincidence, he said. It's because of the return of the summer Olympics.

And despite controversy surrounding the Olympics this year — including a Russian drug-testing scandal and fears of contracting the Zika virus in host country Brazil — excitement remains. .

"I think there's a big push," Millersaid. "Watching some of these famous names encourages a lot of parents and kids to sign up and be a part...