Who is that attractive young woman in the photo on this slide, you ask? None other than Australian Caroline Buchanan, 2012 Women's Olympic BMX gold-medal favorite.
Debuting in the 2008 Beijing Games, Olympic BMX is brand new to the world stage, and any X-Games enthusiast can tell you just how unpredictable the sport can be.
Originating from Southern California in the 1970s, the sport has gone worldwide in its short history.
In fact, it's so internationally popular that no Americans took home gold in Beijing, with Maris Strombergs of Latvia and Anne-Caroline Chausson of France taking home the gold in men's and women's events respectively.
Buchanan is currently the second-ranked woman in the world at her sport of choice and will be a heavy favorite heading into the London Games.
The unpredictability of the sport comes from the massive amounts of ways to injure one's self during the race. It seems every year that we see some BMX riders at the Summer X-Games lose their shot at glory due to hitting a bad part of the track or from other errors.
Due to the short history of the sport at the Olympic Games and the sheer danger involved in the event, BMX was a shoe-in to make this list.