London 2012: Superstar Athletes Who Won't Live Up to Their Hype

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London 2012: Superstar Athletes Who Won't Live Up to Their Hype
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There are numerous athletes set to participate in the 2012 London Olympics that have garnered a ridiculous amount of hype with little more than a week to go before competition starts.

Unfortunately, some of those superstar athletes aren't going to be able to live up to the massive amount of hype. Hype brings pressure, and pressure occasionally brings miserable failure.

Superstars can deal with pressure; that's what makes them superstars. It's when these proclaimed superstars are unable to succeed under a microscope that they lose their status.

Here are five (six, technically) superstars who won't live up to their hype at the 2012 Olympic Games.

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