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London Olympics: 10 U.S. athletes to watch
One of the world's fastest men, the new face of U.S. swimming, and a little-known basketball player named LeBron James all hope to make a splash at this year's games
 
London Olympics: 11 athletes to watch Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images

American underwater star Michael Phelps returns to the pool four years after winning eight gold medals in Beijing — the record for most golds won in a single Olympics. With 16 medals to his name, the 26-year-old swimmer needs just three more to be the most decorated Olympian ever. But Phelps isn't the only homegrown draw at the London games, which begin July 27. Here, nine other U.S. athletes to keep an eye on:

 

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