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2012 London Olympics: Area Athletes Headlined By Michael Phelps (Updated)

Michael Phelps isn't going to try and repeat the record-breaking eight gold medal performance of the 2008 Beijing Olympics. However, the swimmer is still clearly one of the headliners of the entire US Olympic Team and is the most recognizable face in a crowd of several athletes with ties to the Washington D.C. area.

Here is a full list of the athletes that call the DC area their hometown and the athletic events they'll be competing in:

LaShawn Merritt - Portsmouth, VA - Track & Field - 400m
Lacy Janson - Norfolk, VA - Track & Field - Pole Vault
Kate Ziegler - Great Falls, VA - Swimming - 800 Free
Andrew Gemmell - Columbia, MD - Swimming - 1500 Free
Francena McCorory - Hampton, VA - Track & Field - 400m
Kellie Wells - Midlothian, VA - Track & Field - 100m Hurdles
T'Erea Brown - Hampton, VA - Track & Field - 400m Hurdles
Reid Priddy - Richmond, VA - Volleyball
Sarah Trowbridge - Washington, DC - Rowing
Georgia Gould - Baltimore, MD - Cycling - Mountain Bike
Caroline Queen - Darnestown, MD - Canoeing - K-1 Slalom
Gabby Douglas - Virginia Beach, VA - Gymnastics
Julie Zetlin - Silver Spring, MD - Rhythmic Symnastics
Michael Phelps - Baltimore, MD - Swimming - 200 IM, 400 IM, 100 Fly, 200 Fly, 800 Free Relay
Katie Ledecky - Bethesda, MD - 800 Free
Terrence Jennings - Alexandria, VA - Taekwondo
Debbie Dunn - Capitol Heights, MD - Track & Field - Relay Pool (UPDATE: Has since withdrawn from Team USA after a positive drug test earlier this month.)
Caroline Nichols - Virginia Beach, VA - Field Hockey
Matt Centrowitz - Annapolis, MD - Track & Field - 1500m
Bobby Lea - Easton, MD - Cycling - Track
Natalie Dell - Silver Spring, MD - Rowing
Farrah Hall - Annapolis, MD - Sailing
David Banks - Washington, DC - Rowing
Peter Hudnut - Washington, DC - Water Polo
Shannon Taylor - Midlothian, VA - Field Hockey
Will Coleman - Gordonsville, VA - Equestrian - Eventing
Matt McLean - Sterling, VA - Swimming - 800m Relay
Lauren Perdue - Charlottesville, VA - 800m Relay
Claire Laubach - Centreville, VA - Field Hockey
Giuseppe Lanzone - Annandale, VA - Rowing

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