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The 2012 U.S. Olympic Team features 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. 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. One of the most popular competition is the Basketball competition.

The US team is nicknamed the “DREAM TEAM”, because all the players are superb and the best that we have to offer. Below you will find their stats including the universities that they played for.

Here is the 2012 Dream Team.

(as of 7/13/2012)

Carmelo Anthony
F Position
230 pds
New York Knicks / Syracuse
Kobe Bryant
G Position
205 pds
Los Angeles Lakers / Lower Merion H.S. (PA)
Tyson Chandler
C Position
New York Knicks / Dominguez H.S. (CA)
Anthony Davis
F Position
220 pds
New Orleans Hornets / Kentucky
Kevin Durant
G Position
235 pds
Oklahoma City Thunder / Texas
James Harden
G Position
220 pds
Oklahoma City Thunder / Arizona State
Andre Iguodala
G/F Position
Philadelphia 76ers / Arizona
LeBron James
F Position
250 pds
Miami Heat / St. Vincent-St. Mary H.S. (OH)
Kevin Love
F Position
260 pds
Minnesota Timberwolves / UCLA
Chris Paul
G Position
183 pds
Los Angeles Clippers / Wake Forest
Russell Westbrook
G Position
187 pds
Oklahoma City Thunder / UCLA
Deron Williams
G Position
209 pds
Brooklyn Nets / Illinois
Managing Director: Jerry Colangelo
Head Coach: Mike Krzyzewski, Duke University
Assistant Coach: Jim Boeheim, Syracuse University
Assistant Coach: Mike D’Antoni
Assistant Coach: Nate McMillan
Team Physician: Don Roberts, Portland Trail Blazers
Team Physician: Paul Saenz, San Antonio Spurs
Athletic Trainer: Joseph Sharpe, Oklahoma City Thunder
Athletic Trainer: Casey Smith, Dallas Mavericks

The 529-member team is comprised of 268 women and 261 men, marking the first time in history that Team USA features more female athletes. The United States will be represented in 25 sports (38 disciplines) and 246 of the 302 medal events that will be contested in London.

The seven U.S. Olympians headed to their fifth Olympic Games include Amy Acuff, track & field; Phillip Dutton, equestrian – eventing; Khatuna Lorig, archery; Emil Milev, shooting; Karen O’Connor, equestrian – eventing; Kim Rhode, shooting; and Danielle Scott-Arruda, volleyball – indoor. Only 16 other athletes in U.S. Olympic history have competed in five Olympic Games.

Here are some fun facts :

  • Forty-four states are represented, including 127 athletes hailing from California, 35 from both New York and Pennsylvania and 33 from Texas.
  • The oldest and youngest Olympians on the 2012 Olympic Team – equestrian athlete Karen O’Connor, 54, and swimmer Katie Ledecky, 15 – are separated by 39 years, while the average age is 27.
  • Basketball center Tyson Chandler checks-in as the tallest member of Team USA at 7 feet, 1 inch, and at 4 feet, 11 inches, three athletes are tied as the shortest members of Team USA – diver Katie Bell, wrestler Clarissa Chun and gymnast Gabby Douglas.
  • Team USA features two sets of twins in tennis players Bob and Mike Bryan 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, water polo players Jessica and Maggie Steffans and tennis players Serena and Venus Williams.

Sixty-seven members of Team USA have children; there are 54 dads and 13 moms.

Serving in the U.S. Army’s World Class Athlete Program are Spc. Dennis Bowsher (modern pentathlon), Sgt. 1st Class Dremiel Byers (wrestling), Spc. Justin Lester (wrestling), Sgt. Spenser Mango (wrestling), Sgt. John Nunn (track & field), Sgt. 1st Class Keith Sanderson (shooting) and Sgt. 1st Class Daryl Szarenski (shooting)

The following shooters serve in the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit: Sgt. Glenn Eller, Sgt. Vincent Hancock, Sgt. Michael McPhail, Sgt. 1st Class Jason Parker, Staff Sgt. Joshua Richmond and Sgt. 1st Class Eric Uptagrafft.

The 2012 U.S. Olympic Team roster may still be adjusted due to injury, illness or exceptional circumstances up to the technical meetings for each sport.

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