2012 London Olympics Preview: New York Will Be Well Represented

July 12, 2012; Las Vegas, NV, USA; United States forward Carmelo Anthony (15) passes the ball to guard Deron Williams (8) against the Dominican Republic in the second half at the Thomas and Mack Center. Gary A. Vasquez-US PRESSWIRE

The 2012 Summer Olympics in London will be held in London from July 27-August 12. As you might expect, many members of Team USA have connections to the New York region. To begin our regional coverage of the London Olympics, let's look at some of the notable athletes representing the region.

The most recognizable New York athletes in the Games are probably the three NBA players, Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chander of the New York Knicks and Deron Williams of the Brooklyn Nets. Team USA begins play in men's basketball on July 28 against France.

Abby Wambach, from Rochester, NY, will be part of the women's soccer team. Wambach is the second-leading scorer in U.S. women's soccer history behind Mia Hamm. Play in women's soccer actually begins on Wednesday, July 25, two days prior to the Opening Ceremonies. The U.S. plays its opening match that day against France.

Christina McHale, a professional tennis player from Teaneck, N.J., will participate in the women's singles event.

Athlete Hometown Regional Connection College Event
Todd Wells Kingston, NY New York Arizona Cycling
Brigetta Barrett Westchester, NY New York Arizona Track & Field
Tim Morehouse Bronx, NY New York Brandeis Fencing
Dana Vollmer Syracuse, NY New York Cal Swimming
Alysia Montano Queens, NY New York Cal Track & Field
Kara Goucher Queens, NY New York Colorado Track & Field
Nicole Ross New York, NY New York Columbia Fencing
Nzingha Prescod Brooklyn, NY New York Columbia Fencing
Amanda Clark Southampton, NY New York Conn College Sailing
Melissa Gonzalez Mohegan Lake, NY New York Connecticut Field Hockey
Ken Jurkowski Rhinebeck, NY New York Cornell Rowing
Erik Storck Huntington, NY New York Dartmouth Sailing
Steve Kasprzyk Cinaminson, NJ New York Drexel Rowing
Abby Wambach Rochester, NY New York Florida Soccer
Ryan Lochte Canandaigua, NY New York Florida Swimming
Dana Vollmer Syracuse, NY New York Florida Swimming
Kara Lynn Joyce Brooklyn, NY New York Georgia Swimming
Henrik Rummel Pittsford, NY New York Harvard Rowing
Rob Crane Stamford, CT New York Hobart Sailing
Deron Williams Nets New York Illinois Basketball
Meghan Musnicki Naples, NY New York Ithaca College Rowing
Connor Jaeger Fair Haven, NJ New York Michigan Swimming
Jeff Porter Somerset, NJ New York Michigan Track & Field
Lea Davidson Syracuse, NY New York Middlebury Cycling
Tyson Chandler Knicks New York n/a Basketball
Jamel Herring Coram, NY New York n/a Boxing
Marcus Browne Staten Island, NY New York n/a Boxing
McLain Ward Mt. Kisco, NY New York n/a Equestrian
Reed Kessler Armonk, NY New York n/a Equestrian
Jeff Spear Albany, NY New York n/a Fencing
John Orozco New York, NY New York n/a Gymnastics
Nick Delpopolo Westfield, NJ New York n/a Judo
Jason Turner Rochester, NY New York n/a Shooting
Lia Neal New York, NY New York n/a Swimming
Steven Lopez New York, NY New York n/a Taekwondo
Christina McHale Teaneck, NJ New York n/a Tennis
Justin Gatlin Brooklyn, NY New York n/a Track & Field
Maria Michta Long Island, NY New York n/a Track & Field
Cullen Jones New York, NY New York NC State Swimming
Heather O'Reilly New Brunswick, NJ New York North Carolina Soccer
Tobin Heath Morristown, NJ New York North Carolina Soccer
Dremiel Byers Newark, NJ New York North Carolina A&T Wrestling
Race Imboden Brooklyn, NY New York Notre Dame Fencing
Steven Legendre Port Jefferson, NY New York Oklahoma Gymnastics
Debbie Capozzie Smithtown, NY New York Old Dominion Sailing
Matthew Anderson Buffalo, NY New York Penn State Volleyball
Maya Lawrence Teaneck, NJ New York Princeton Fencing
Julie Culley Lebanon, NJ New York Rutgers Track & Field
Steven Gluckstein Atlantic Highlands, NJ New York Rutgers Trampoline
Daryl Homer Bronx, NY New York St. John's Fencing
Dagmara Wozniak Avenel, NJ New York St. John's Fencing
Carmelo Anthony Knicks New York Syracuse Basketball
Charlie Cole New York, NY New York Yale Rowing

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