Those who watch the Olympics this summer can keep their eyes peeled for athletes who hail from nearby towns.
While no Lake Zurich residents are competing in London this summer, the USA roster includes athletes from Lake Forest, Riverwoods, Winnetka, Crystal Lake and Algonquin, among other Illinois towns.
According to the Team USA website, the 19 Illinois athletes include:
- Ellis Coleman, Wrestling, Oak Park
- Anthony Davis, Basketball, Chicago
- Conor Dwyer, Swimming, Winnetka
- Matt Grevers, Swimming, Lake Forest
- Evan Jager, Steeplechase, Algonquin
- Amy LePeilbet, Soccer, Crystal Lake
- Candace Parker, Basketball, Naperville
- Bob Willis, Sailing, Chicago
- Christina Loukas, Diving, Riverwoods
- Sarah Zelenka, Rowing, Itasca
What is your favorite Olympic sport? Do you plan to cheer on any of these local athletes? Tell us in the comment section below.