Countdown to the 2012 Olympics: Top 10 Storylines and Stars to Watch

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Countdown to the 2012 Olympics: Top 10 Storylines and Stars to Watch
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Ryan Lochte (right) is expected to be Michael Phelps' main rival in London.

The mercury is rising, the anticipation is growing, and the 2012 Summer Olympics in London are nudging their way into our collective sports consciousness.

In a word, "Hooray!"

The B/R video team was in New York City as Team USA hopefuls kicked off the pre-Olympic hype. Check out that scene on the next slide.

And to further feed your impending Olympics fever, I've dug up the 10 most compelling storylines heading into London.

These are the athletes, rivalries and showcase events that will have you glued to the television set, or the computer screen.

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