2012 Olympics: 30 Most Memorable Stars from the 30th Olympiad

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2012 Olympics: 30 Most Memorable Stars from the 30th Olympiad
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Usain Bolt stole the show once again

The 2012 Olympics in London were a resounding success.  Similar to previous Olympics, this worldwide event was filled with tons of great stories and magnificent performances.  Every day seemed to be filled with exciting action and pride-inducing heroics.  It is arguable that no Olympics have been filled with more unprecedented performances and legends than the 2012 Olympics.

That is what the Olympics are all about.  Diehard sports enthusiasts and very casual leap year fans are equally attracted to the Olympics when it comes on every four years and the world comes to a brief standstill (in peace) prior to the election of the free world leader.

Across the board in several sports, there were so many stars that had performances that will be remembered from years to come.  The United States led the way with 104 medals including 46 golds, so the choices for who were the most memorable American performers of this year’s Olympics are plentiful.

The Headliners of the Olympics coming in were Usain Bolt, Michael Phelps, USA men’s basketball team and Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings.  Who else were the key players in this year’s Olympics? 

 Here are the 30:

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