Honored last year for their accomplishments in 2003 were cyclist Lance Armstrong, figure skater Michelle Kwan and the U.S. Women's Gymnastics Team.
Forty-nine males and 49 females, as well as 39 teams, are being honored by the USOC for their athletic accomplishments in 2004. Included in the multi-sports line-up are the following accomplished sailors and Olympic Gold Medallists:
2004 Male Athletes of the Year
Sailing: Johnny LOVELL (New Orleans, La.)
2004 Female Athletes of the Year
Sailing: Paige RAILEY (Clearwater, Fla.)