About the 2012 London Olympics

Posted: July 22, 2012

Here is a list of regional competitors as listed on the U.S. Olympic team roster:

Nicole Barnhart, soccer, Gilbertsville

Jordan Burroughs, wrestling, Sicklerville

Miles Chamley-Watson, fencing, Philadelphia

Lauren Crandall, field hockey Doylestown

Rachael Dawson, field hockey, Berlin

Phillip Dutton, equestrian, West Grove,

Katelyn Falgowski, field hockey, Landenberg

Susan Francia, rowing, Abington

Andrew Gemmell, swimming, Wilmington

Brendan Hansen, swimming, Havertown

Andre Iguodala, basketball, Philadelphia

Steve Kasprzyk, rowing, Cinnaminson

Varvara Lepchenko, tennis, Allentown

Carli Lloyd, soccer, Delran

Boyd Martin, equestrian, Cochranville

Glenn Ochal, rowing, Philadelphia

Katie O'Donnell, field hockey, Blue Bell

Heather O'Reilly, soccer, East Brunswick

Christie Rampone, soccer, Point Pleasant

Lisa Raymond, tennis, Wayne

Julia Reinprecht, field hockey Perkasie

Katie Reinprecht, field hockey Perkasie

Kyle Vashkulat, judo, Langhorne

Michelle Vittese, field hockey Cherry Hill

Around the Rings

A school-record 19 Penn Staters are at the Olympics. Not including the 1980 Olympics in Moscow - the United States did not send a team - Penn State has sent athletes to each Olympic Games since 1948.

London is the only city to be chosen to host the Olympics three times.

Forty-four states are represented on the U.S. team. There are 128 athletes from California, 35 from both New York and Pennsylvania, and 33 from Texas.

Equestrian athlete Karen O'Connor, 54, is the oldest U.S. Olympian, and swimmer Katie Ledecky, 15, is the youngest. The average age is 27.

Team USA features two sets of twins in tennis players Bob and Mike Bryan, who play for the Freedoms in WTT, and rowers Grant and Ross James. Other team siblings include swimmers Alyssa and Haley Anderson, taekwondo athletes Diana and Steven Lopez, sailors Paige and Zach Railey, field hockey players Julia and Katie Reinprecht (from Perkasie), water polo players Jessica and Maggie Steffans, and tennis players Serena and Venus Williams.

The U.S. team has 228 returning Olympians, including seven five-time Olympians, 21 four-time Olympians, 57 three-time Olympians, and 143 two-time Olympians.

Returning from the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, where the U.S. team finished first in the overall medal count with 110 medals, are 206 U.S. Olympians. Among the returnees are 124 Olympic medalists, 76 of whom are Olympic champions.

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