The Olympics are about pageantry, national pride, lifelong dreams and competitive ideals. And they're about medals.
That's where this slideshow comes in: medals. Who's going to win them, and who does win them, on Day 12 of medal competition at the London Games, August 8.
Bleacher Report's predictions for today's medal winners are based on research into the picks from Sports Illustrated and USA Today, event previews at SI.com and Yahoo, information from sport-specific websites and the expertise of Bleacher Report's Olympic writers.
Throughout the day, this slideshow will update with the actual winners in each event.