London 2012 Olympics: Power Ranking the Biggest Names to Watch

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London 2012 Olympics: Power Ranking the Biggest Names to Watch
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The 2012 Summer Olympics kicked off last night with a wonderful opening ceremony held at London’s Olympic Stadium. This year’s Games of the 30th Olympiad mark the third time that London has hosted the games—a record for a host city—and with a plethora of intriguing storylines, these Olympics are certain to be memorable. 

World records are certain to be broken, medal favorites will fall flat, and unexpected heroes will emerge to gain individual notoriety while simultaneously representing their home countries proudly. 

As the Summer Olympics officially got underway early this morning with the Women’s 10m Air Rifle qualifying, here is a power ranking of the top 31 names to watch over the next 16 days.

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