iOS app Android app More

Posted: 04/18/12 11:36 AM ET  |  Updated: 04/18/12 11:36 AM ET

2012 Olympics: Michael Phelps, Usain Bolt And Neymar Among Medal Hopefuls For London Summer Games

By Stephen Wilson, The Associated Press

LONDON — Wednesday marks 100 days until the London Olympics, a good time to look at some of the athletes who will be thrilling sports fans on the biggest of stages this summer.

As London organizers put the finishing touches on the venues, and city officials prepare for an invasion of visitors from around the world, competitors are training for the big moment.

From the track to the pool to the hardwood, what follows is a list of athletes to watch (mindful that some still need to qualify). There are 11 names in all, going for 10 golds:

All Captions Via AP

Usain Bolt
1  of  11
PLAY
FULLSCREEN
ZOOM
SHARE THIS SLIDE 
Surprise, surprise. Any talk of the Olympics has to start with the flashy Jamaican sprinter. His performance in Beijing four years ago was magical - gold medals and world records in the 100 meters, 200 meters and sprint relay. Sure, Bolt hasn't been as supernatural the past couple of years, but expect him to peak just in time for the big show in London. There's no reason he can't win another three golds, though world records may be too much to ask. His toughest competition in the 100 and 200 is likely to come from countryman Yohan Blake.
RATE IT!   |  
VOTE
Gold
CURRENT TOP 5 PICK YOUR OWN TOP 5
USERS WHO VOTED
NEW! CREATE YOUR OWN SLIDESHOW

FOLLOW SPORTS

Filed by Michael Klopman  |