SAN DIEGO -- Seven years ago, Mark Zuckerberg, a 19-year-old Harvard sophomore, started a Web service for college students from his dorm room that fueled a fundamental shift in how people spend time on the Web.
It also dramatically changed how Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss spend their lives offline.
The Olympic oarsmen say Zuckerberg stole the idea for Facebook and sabotaged their efforts to launch their own social networking site.
They say they might have given up their Olympic dreams to work on ConnectU. Instead they poured their energy into a high-stakes lawsuit against Facebook and competed in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, finishing sixth in the coxless pairs.
Now the Winklevosses are jumping back into their racing shells with their sights set on London in 2012 as members of the U.S. team training in San Diego.