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Lebron James — Men's Basketball. Also plays in Cleveland for the Cavaliers. Following his successful NBA rookie campaign, James is a rookie Olympian.


Rau'Shee Warren — Boxing. At 17 he's the youngest American Boxer

Ron Siler — Boxing. He and Warren are already garnering attention in and around Cincinnati.

Gary Hall Jr. — Swimming. 2000 gold medalist and son of Olympian.


Toccarra Montgomery — Women's Wrestling. A favorite to medal.


Blaine Wilson — Gymnastics. He is from the area, went to Ohio State, and continues to live there. His past successes (two-time Olympian; five-time national champ) have made him the best celebrity Columbus can offer.

Miles Avery — Coach of Men's Gymnastics Team. Very well known in Columbus; also coaches the OSU men's gymnastics team

Morgan and Paul Hamm — Men's Gymnastics. The Hamm's are twins.


Katie Smith — Women's Basketball. Solid shot at a medal with Team USA


Devon Vargas — Boxing. Has already generated a decent amount of coverage in Toledo; little-known outside of Northwest Ohio. Has a decent shot at a medal.


Delray Beach

Rhi Jeffrey — Swimming — Del Ray Beach. Medal hopeful.


John Capel — Track & Field — Born in Brooksville. Good shot at medalling

Erin Gilreath — Track & Field — Born in Gainesville; lives in Willison. Potential to medal

Bernard Williams — Track & Field. Won 2000 gold on U.S. relay team that finished with "distasteful" celebration.

Lake Wales

Amare Stoudamire — Basketball. Another young, first-time Olympic basketball player.


Heather Mitts — Soccer. Also Cincinnati native. Mitts is a surprise selection this year, but was a popular star at the University of Florida. The former ABC/ESPN commentator has used her good looks to promote the WUSA soccer league.

Lamar Odom — Men's Basketball. Late addition to the team is in his first Olympics.

Palm Beach

Venus and Serena Williams — Tennis. The two top medal threats for American Tennis.


Jennifer Capriati — Tennis. 1992 Olympian medallist


Maritza Correia — Swimming. First black woman to make the Olympic swimming team.



Swin Cash — Women's Basketball. Teammate of fellow Pennsylvanian Dawn Staley


Mohini Bhardwaj — Women's Gymnastics. This gymnast is considerably older than the average, teenage girl.

Allen Iverson — Men's Basketball. Iverson is Team USA's captain this year.

Dawn Staley — Women's Basketball. Solid shot at a medal with Team USA.


Lauryn Williams — Track & Field. Beat Marion Jones and Gail Devers to qualify. Outside shot at a medal. Also a senior to be at the University of Miami.


Joanna Hayes — Track and Field. Born in Williamsport


Green Bay

Rebecca Giddens — Kayak. 2002 World Champion and medal hopeful


Jeff Nygaard — Beach Volleyball. His partner won the 2000 gold medal, and they've had enormous success since joining up.

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