USA Olympics 2012: American Hopefuls and Medal Predictions

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USA Olympics 2012: American Hopefuls and Medal Predictions
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Emil Milev is one of seven five-time Olympians who are participating with the U.S. Olympic Team in London, and yet he's not quite a household name.

Some of the others, like track and field's Amy Acuff and women's volleyball Danielle Scott-Arruda, are a little more well-known.

Milev is one of the world's greatest rapid fire pistol shooters and is joined by shooting teammate Kim Rhode as a five-time Olympian.

The others are Phillip Dutton (equestrian), Khatuna Lorig (archery) and Karen O’Connor (equestrian), who also happens to be the oldest U.S. Olympian at age 54.

In all, 529 Americans are on the team, 268 of them female, the first time in history there are more females than males representing the United States. It is, however, far more representative of the U.S. population as a whole.

Swimmer Katie Ledecky is the youngest Olympian at age 15. The average age is 27.

So we take a look at some of the possibilities from the obscure to the prime time. These are all Americans, all with differing political views, world views and opinions. And yet they come together as one to show us once again that we are these United States.

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