2012 Summer Olympics: 5 Athletes That Will Produce Must-See TV

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2012 Summer Olympics: 5 Athletes That Will Produce Must-See TV
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With just 10 days remaining, the opening ceremony of the Olympics is rapidly approaching and that means it is time to get into the full swing of things by embracing all that is the finest international sporting event of the summer.

Many athletes will compete in a plethora of different events, yet only a select few will have the privilege of standing atop the podium, basking in their success while their national anthem rings through the loudspeakers for all of the world to hear.  

Although the Olympics is truly a massive sporting event and it can become very difficult for the casual observer to become completely immersed, having preview coverage such as this article could prove useful helping viewers determine which events are an absolute necessity to watch. 

After the jump I have profiled five very different athletes who have risen to the top of each of their respective sports, dominating the competition and thus warranting the media exposure that makes their impending performances must-watch television. 

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