2012 Olympics Preview: US Athletes Ready For London

July 10, 2012; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Team USA huddle during practice at the UNLV Mendenhall Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-US PRESSWIRE

The 2012 London Olympics are almost here.

The 2012 Summer Olympics' opening ceremony is a week away, and there will be plenty of athletes at the games representing Illinois and/or the Chicago area, including Anthony Davis of the US men's basketball team. Some other notables include Swin Cash and Sylvia Fowles of the US women's basketball team, as well as swimmers Conor Dwyer and Matt Grevers.

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Will the US men's basketball team defend its gold medal? How will swimming headliners Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte perform? Those are just a couple of the major storylines heading into the 2012 Olympics.

NBC will have extensive coverage of the London games, both across its family of television networks and online. To keep track of all the different online streaming options, make sure to bookmark this link.

Coverage of the opening ceremony begins on July 27 at 7:30 p.m. CT on NBC.

For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation Chicago. For more in-depth coverage of the 2012 London games, check out SB Nation's dedicated Olympics news hub.

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