The All-America forward from Maryland played in the most controversial basketball game in Olympic history. McMillen was an important frontcourt player, averaging 6.8 points and 4.3 rebounds for a team that swept to the Olympic final with an undefeated record. There, the U.S. met the Soviet Union, also undefeated. McMillen made a key block to set up go-ahead free throws by Doug Collins with seconds left. But he and his teammates watched in horror as a clock controversy afforded the Soviets two chances at a winning basket. They converted the second and handed the U.S. men their first-ever loss in the Olympics. McMillen and his teammates refused their silver medals in protest. He went on to earn a Rhodes scholarship, play 12 seasons in the NBA and serve three terms as a congressman from Maryland. He now works in the defense industry.
A breaststroke specialist, the youngest swimmer on the U.S. women's squad won a medal of each color in Barcelona. Nall was a student of Murray Stephens at the North Baltimore Aquatic Club and attended Towson Catholic High School. In 2002, she graduated from Arizona State University with a communications degree and married Luke Richesson. They live in Phoenix with their two children. This year, Nall was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame.