As we flip our calendars to August, we realize that there are only 12 days left of Olympic competition. With almost a week down, there are still so many more medals to be handed out and athletes to take center stage.
As superstar athletes such as Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte and Missy Franklin move from center stage and into the stands to cheer on their fellow Americans, different athletes will replace them in the spotlight.
With sports such as Track and Field, Basketball and Soccer all ready to replace the void left by the conclusion of Swimming and Gymnastics. The added focus will bring out certain athletes who will dominate the story lines as the Olympics move into its final stages. Here are a few athletes that are certain to grab more headlines than medals.