London 2012 Opening Ceremonies Thread

July 16, 2012; London, UNITED KINGDOM; A general view of the Olympic rings logo hanging from the roof of St. Pancras International Train Station 11 days before the start of the 2012 London Olympic Games. Mandatory Credit: Joe Toth-US PRESSWIRE

The Olympics are upon us and once again athletes from all over the world that are associated with UC Berkeley are vying for gold medals. And there is a good chance that Cal's medal count will rival that of many nations. Additionally, the coach of the USA women's swimming team is none other than Cal's own amazing women's swimming coach, Teri McKeever. It is really worth your time to head over to ESPN to read this great profile of a fantastic coach and Golden Bear!

To help you keep track of who you need to be rooting for, we've put together a series of posts highlighting the Cal Olympic Athletes. For continued easy access we've created a page where all of the profile links will reside, which you can see on the left side under the About Us heading. You can also take a look at all of them after the jump and use the comments section to discuss all of the riveting activities associated with the Opening Ceremonies! GO BEARS and GO GOLD (and blue)!

Men's Basketball

Max Zhang, China

Men's Rowing

Mike Teti - USA rowing eight head coach

Elliot Hovey - USA quad sculls

Scott Frandsen - Canada pair

Will Dean - Canada four

Zach Vlahos - USA eight

Olivier Siegelaar - Netherlands

Women's Rowing

Dave O'Neill - USA lightweight double sculls coach

Laurel Korholz - USA assistant coach

Kara Kohler - USA quad sculls

Julie Nichols - USA lightweight double sculls

Erin Cafaro - USA eight

Women's Soccer

Alex Morgan - USA

Betsy Hassett - New Zealand

Men's Swimming

Nathan Adrian - USA - 100-meter freestyle and 400-meter freestyle relay

Anthony Ervin - USA men's swimming - 50-meter freestyle

Marcin Tarczynski - Poland

Damir Dugonjic - Slovenia

Mathias Gydesen - Denmark - 100-meter backstroke

Graeme Moore - South Africa - 400-meter freestyle relay

Milorad Cavic - Serbia

Dominik Meichtry - Switzerland

Martin Liivamagi - Estonia

Henrique Barbosa - Brazil

Greg Meehan - Estonia - assistant coach

Women's Swimming

Teri McKeever - USA head coach

Stephanie Au - Hong Kong - 100-meter backstroke and 200-meter backstroke

Rachel Bootsma - USA - 100-meter backstroke

Hannah Wilson - Hong Kong - 100-meter freestyle and 100-meter butterfly

Lauren Boyle - New Zealand - 200-meter freestyle, 400-meter freestyle, 800-meter freestyle, 800-meter freestyle relay

Natalie Coughlin - USA - 400-meter freestyle relay

Dana Vollmer - USA - 100-meter butterfly and 800-meter freestyle relay

Sara Isakovic - Slovenia - 200-meter freestyle and 100-meter butterfly

Jessica Hardy - USA - 50-meter freestyle, 100-meter freestyle and 400-meter freestyle relay

Caitlin Leverenz - USA - 200-meter individual medley and 400-meter individual medley

Men's Track and Field

Kari Karlsson - Iceland - marathon

Martin Maric - Croatia - discus

Amin Nikfar - Iran - shot put

Women's Track and Field

Alysia Montano - USA - 800 meters

Men's Water Polo

John Mann - USA

Aleksa Saponjic - Serbia

Women's Water Polo

Elsie Windes - USA

Heather Petri - USA

Medical Staff

Cindy Chang, MD - USA Chief Medical Officer

Best of luck to all of the Cal 2012 Olympic Athletes and GO BEARS!

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