London 2012: 10 Olympic Athletes Ready to Thrill the World This Summer

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London 2012: 10 Olympic Athletes Ready to Thrill the World This Summer
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I am a big Olympics buff and live for every shot, twirl and point. This installment in London looks to be another instant classic with many athletes ready to thrill the world. 

The Olympics are a series of world events that brings out the unknown—the “I remember him from four years ago” and the everyday superstar to one stage. 

Everyone is given an equal chance to bring home a medal, but only the best can rise to the occasion of ultimate competition. 

This year it is London that plays host to the ancient show of skill. Almost 18,000 athletes from 207 countries will flock to England to show the world if they have what it takes to stand on the podium and earn the right to be called great. 

This isn’t a definitive list, and there are many other athletes that will shock the world, but here are 10 you should watch out for. 

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