The stretch of lower Broadway in New York City that’s known as the Canyon of Heroes has seen celebrations for dignitaries, aviators and even a pianist. And, in the more than a century that the city has thus feted the famous, it’s also seen its share of the best athletes in the world. The tradition started with the 1924 U.S. Olympic team, upon their return from the games in Paris—and it continues on Friday with a parade for the U.S. Women’s World Cup soccer team. Here’s a look at some of those who came before.
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