Idaho connection: Boise resident and a University of Idaho graduate
Events: Womens cycling, road race and time trial
London schedule: Road race, July 29 (noon in London, 5 a.m. in Boise); time trial, Aug. 1 (12:30 p.m. in London, 5:30 a.m. in Boise)
Olympic history: Third appearance at the Summer Games finished eighth in the road race at Athens (2002) and won gold in the time trial at Beijing (2008).
2012 medal chances: Armstrong is one of the best in the world in the time trial. She suffered a fractured clavicle in May at the Exergy Tour in Boise, but says she is fully recovered.
Quotable: I dont want to do anything less than gold. Itd be one thing if I got silver or bronze the last time around. One more higher medal would be good. But its hard going in as defending champion and thinking you want anything less than a win. Armstrong
Did you know? Armstrong retired after the 2009 season to focus on having a family. Son, Lucas, was born in 2010.
Social media: @k_armstrong on Twitter
Idaho connection: Bishop Kelly High graduate
Event: Mens track, 800 meters
London schedule: Preliminaries, Aug. 6 (10:50 a.m. in London, 3:50 a.m. in Boise); semifinal, Aug. 7 (7:55 p.m. in London, 12:55 p.m. in Boise); final, Aug. 9 (8 p.m. in London, 1 p.m. in Boise)
Olympic history: Second appearance at the Summer Games made the semifinals, but did not qualify for the final in the 2008 Beijing Games.
2012 medal chances: Symmonds is the five-time defending U.S. national champion and expected to reach the eight-man final, something he did at the 2009 and 2011 world championships.
Quotable: In 2008, I was trying to peak for the (U.S. Olympic) Trials. Everything else would be icing on the cake. This time, Im really trying to peak for the Games. Symmonds
Did you know? Symmonds has made national news for his outspoken stance against track and fields governing bodies in regards to sponsorship opportunities for athletes and for going on a date with Paris Hilton.
Social media: @NickSymmonds on Twitter
Idaho connection: Competed for the Boise State track and field team from 2009 to 2012
London schedule: Decathlon, Aug. 8-9 (events from 10:10 a.m. to 10 p.m. in London on Aug. 8, 3:10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Boise; events from 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. in London on Aug. 9, 2 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Boise)
Olympic history: First appearance.
2012 medal chances: Felixs NCAA championship point total would have ranked third at the U.S. Olympic Trials, but isnt enough to make him a medal favorite in London. Four years from now, he could be one of the worlds best.
Quotable: I dont have any pressure on me to perform like most of the big guys. Hopefully, Ill come home with a personal best. Felix
Did you know? Felix is competing for his home country Grenada, an island of 133 square miles in the Caribbean. Its population (103,930) is about half that of Boises.
Social media: @k_decath23 on Twitter
Idaho connection: A six-time All-American at Boise State (three discus, three shot put), from 1995 to 2000
London schedule: Discus, Aug. 6-7 (qualifications at 10 a.m. Aug. 6 in London, 3 a.m. in Boise; finals at 7:45 p.m. Aug. 7 in London, 12:45 p.m. in Boise)
Olympic history: He failed to reach the finals at the 2004 Olympics in Athens. In 2008, he was considered a strong medal contender but didnt make the U.S. team.
2012 medal chances: The U.S. hasnt won a mens discus medal since 1984, but Rome has shown world-class talent. He recorded the worlds third-longest throw last year and posted top-five throws in 2007 and 2005, too. He says hes throwing better than ever.
Quotable: I expect to get a medal. Im in the best shape of my life right now. Im throwing phenomenal. In 04, if I would have thrown what I had thrown at the trials, I would have gotten bronze, but I was inexperienced and I kind of (peed) down my leg in the competition. It was my first time throwing in front of 100,000 people. This is my 20th year throwing and my 12th year throwing professionally. I feel more prepared than I ever have. Rome
Did you know? Rome is the head throws coach at Mesa College in San Diego, near his base at the Chula Vista(Calif.) Training Center.
Social media: @JarredRomeon Twitter
Idaho connection: The Baltimore native is a former Ketchum resident and mountain biking icon (now living in Fort Collins, Colo.)
Event: Mountain biking, cross country
London schedule: Aug. 11 (12:30 p.m. in London, 5:30 a.m. in Boise)
Olympic history: Finished eighth at the 2008 Games.
2012 medal chances: Having won multiple U.S. national championships, Gould is expecting to win a gold medal a medal of any kind is a possibility and a top-10 finish should be a no-brainer.
Quotable: I know Im capable of medaling, and I raced at the test event on the Olympic course last year and had a great race. Gould, to the Denver Post
Did you know? Gould raises chickens and honey bees and grows vegetables in her backyard garden in Colorado.
Social media: @gouldgeorgia on Twitter
Idaho connection: The former Centennial High student-athlete lived in Boise for two years, then moved to Arizona after her junior year (graduated from Mountain View High in Mesa, Ariz.)
Events: Womens swimming, 100-meter breaststroke and 4x100 medley relay (subject to change)
London schedule: 100 breaststroke, heats July 29 (10:40 a.m. in London, 3:40 a.m. in Boise), semifinals July 29 (7:48 p.m. in London, 12:48 p.m. in Boise), final July 30 (8:13 p.m. in London, 1:13 p.m. in Boise); 4x100 medley relay, heats Aug. 3 (11:35 a.m. in London, 4:35 a.m. in Boise), final Aug. 4 (8:07 p.m. in London, 1:07 p.m. in Boise).
Olympic history: First appearance.
2012 medal chances: Sports Illustrated (silver) and The Associated Press (bronze) are predicting Larson to medal.
Quotable: We all need a friend that makes us feel funnier, happier and better at what we do. My new team does just that: Go USA! Larson on her Twitter page
Did you know? Larson one of seven siblings, all girls between the ages of 4 and 21 didnt start swimming competitively until she was 17. Now shes an NCAA champion, American record-holder and a junior-to-be at Texas A&M.
Social media: @BreejaLarson on Twitter
Idaho connection: The Washington native a citizen of the Cherokee Nation lives in Ketchum and trains with former Olympic bronze medalist Debbie McDonald at River Grove Farm in Hailey.
Event: Individual dressage
London schedule: The dressage competition starts Aug. 2-3 (Grand Prix) and continues Aug. 7 (Grand Prix Special, Lyle must qualify) and Aug. 9 (Grand Prix Freestyle, Lyle must qualify).
Olympic history: First appearance.
2012 medal chances: Lyle is one of the youngest competitors in her sport, which is dominated by older and more experienced international riders. A medal would be an long shot.
Quotable: Im kind of used to being one of the youngest riders, and I think its great for drawing a whole new generation of people to the sport. Most of my friends are not horsey, which is fantastic because it helps you keep your perspective and many of them come to watch me ride and think its cool. Lyle, to Dressage News
Did you know? She is competing in London with her 13-year-old Oldenburg gelding named Wizard.
Social media: Facebook.com/Adrienne.Lyle
Idaho connection: Raised in Moscow, graduated from the University of Idaho, longtime Boise resident and accountant
Events: Stratton is the president of USA Swimming
London schedule: Pool swimming events begin July 28 and end Aug. 4. The open water swimming event is Aug. 10.
Olympic history: First Olympics as president.
2012 medal chances: Team USA is expected to dominate in the pool, led by Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte and Missy Franklin.
Quotable: We havent set any particular goals as far as number of medals that we think we can get. We want to get as many as we can get. Stratton
Did you know? Stratton got involved in swimming as a volunteer and official with his young sons in Boise.
Social media: @USA_Swimming on Twitter
NOTE: COMPETITION SCHEDULES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE