Athletes who aspire to make it to the Olympics spend most of their lives training for their events. Those who make it might have only one shot at winning a medal before a new class of competitors rises up in the following four years. This past Wednesday marked one year until the kick-off of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Today marks the beginning of STACK's 2012 Olympic coverage.
Over the next 12 months, we'll feature the back stories, training strategies and nutrition plans that keep Team USA's elite athletes hotly pursuing their Olympic dreams. Whether in swimming, soccer, basketball or another of the 26 sports to be featured in the 2012 Summer Games, STACK will be your go-to source for what it takes to achieve Olympic glory.
In the meantime, read up on our previous coverage of teams and athletes who have represented the U.S. in past Olympics:
- Women's Soccer will look to avenge their tough World Cup finals loss to Japan [see what to expect from the team]
- Susan Francia won a gold medal in Women's Rowing during the 2008 Beijing Olympics [find out how she got involved with the sport]
- And who can forget how Michael Phelps dazzled the sports world, setting seven world records and winning 8 gold medals in Beijing [read about his training lessons]?
Stay tuned for more London 2012 Olympic coverage from the STACK team.
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