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August 3, 2010

Meghan Duggan Unplugged

The Olympic women's hockey star from Danvers talks about life six months after the Vancouver Games, going back to Wisconsin for her senior year of college — and already thinking about the 2014 Olympics in Russia

(Continued)

It's tough to get to the Olympics. Working out (recently), I thought, 'Wow, I can't believe I have to do all of that testing again, all of those training camps again, everything.' Everything I was doing the last four years was the first time leading up to the Olympics; now, it's starting all over.

You can't let down in your training or anything like that; you constantly have to prove yourself. I'm just going to keep training and playing until my body tells me I can't anymore. But right now I feel fresh and ready to go for a long while for the four-year cycle.

Reading up on your Russian already?

(Laughs) No, not yet. People around town are already telling me, 'Oh, we'll be there in four years' and this and that; a lot of joking around.

People ask me if I'm going for it, and as of right now I definitely am. A lot can change over the course of a few years, but my plan right now is definitely to be in the next Olympics — if not the next two. I'm going to work as hard as I possibly can to make that happen.

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