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Patriots to honor local Olympians

Posted by Shalise Manza Young, Globe Staff  August 19, 2012 10:07 PM

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Patriots owner Robert Kraft has invited five members of the US Olympic team to Monday night's game against the Eagles at Gillette Stadium.

The team announced that gymnast Aly Raisman of Needham, Wakefield judoka medalist Kayla Harrison, Rhode Island swimmer Elizabeth Beisel, and basketball players Tina Charles and Asjha Jones, who play for the WNBA's Connecticut Sun, were invited and are expected to attend the game.

Raisman, Harrison, Charles, and Jones all won gold medals in London; Beisel won a silver and bronze.

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