2012 Olympics: 10 American Underdogs Who'll Exceed Expectations in London

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2012 Olympics: 10 American Underdogs Who'll Exceed Expectations in London
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The Olympic Games provide an opportunity for thousands of athletes from all over the world to demonstrate their talent in front of a global audience. While some of them are already household names, most are getting their first shot at international recognition. That holds true for most of the 530 athletes representing the United States in London.

They’ve already gotten enough exposure to last them a lifetime, but here are 10 underdogs from the United States who have a chance to earn their own moments in the spotlight if they can exceed expectations and pull off some upsets over the next two weeks.

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