The 2012 Olympics begin in London on July 27, and Michigan will be sending 11 participants to join the 520 other members of Team USA to compete for gold and glory, according to the team roster provided by the U.S. Olympic Committee.
Michigan's youngest athlete is gymnast Jordyn Wieber, who just turned 17. The state's eldest athlete is Daryl Szarenski at age 44. Seven of the Michiganders are female and four are male.
Just five states will not be sending any athletes: New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Carolina and West Virginia. California is sending the most athletes with 128, followed by New York with 35 and Texas with 32.
Here's a list of the Michigan Olympic athletes so you can cheer them on!
|Betsey Armstrong||F||Ann Arbor||29||Water Polo||Goalkeeper|
|Tia Brooks||F||Grand Rapids||21||Track & Field
||28||Track & Field
|Geena Gall||F||Grand Blanc||25||Track & Field||800m|
|Tom Peszek||M||Farmington Hills||27||Rowing||Men's Eight|
|Dathan Ritzenhein||M||Rockford||29||Track & Field||10,000m|
|Allison Schmitt||F||Canton||22||Swimming||400m free; 200m free; 400m free relay; 800m free relay|
|Daryl Szarenski||M||Saginaw||44||Shooting||10m Air Pistol|
|Peter Vanderkaay||M||Rochester||28||Swimming||400m free|
Check your local TV listings to see when each sport will be shown or replayed.
The Opening Ceremony will be held on Friday, July 27 at 9 p.m. in London, which is 4 p.m. EST. The Olympic Games will continue for about two weeks until the Closing Ceremony on Sunday, Aug. 12 at 9 p.m. GMT/4 p.m. EST.
*Desiree Davila was added to this list after its publication.