on Thursday added 45 athletes and 23 officials in athletics, equestrian and beach volleyball to the country’s delegation for next month’s Athens Olympics.

The additional 68 members brought the total of delegates to 463, including 276 athletes and 187 officials, who will make the trip to Athens for the Aug. 13-29 Games.

A further addition of 18 players each in men and women’s soccer will bring the total number of athletes to 312, making it the largest contingent ever to take part in an overseas Olympics. Japan sent 310 athletes to the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.

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