Ryan Lochte, Michael Phelps & More Athletes to Watch at the London 2012 Summer Olympics
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With so many new faces on the Olympic landscape, it might be difficult to pinpoint which games and races you should set your DVR are for and which to skip.
We've compiled a roster of the shining, gold-medal worthy stars from the United States, which of course includes the impeccably toned Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte, and their female counterpart and top backstroker, Missy Franklin.
Familiar face, LeBron James, hopes to lead the U.S. basketball team to victory, while Tyson Gay (with a little luck) may just sprint his way to the top spot.
Fresh-faced Gabby Douglas is the one to watch in gymnastics and Maya Moore is forever fantastic on the basketball court and Ashton Eaton will most likely come out aces in the decathlon event.
Meanwhile, the lesser known, Alex Meyer, is already the early favorite for open water swimming.