Today is the kick-off of the 2012 Olympic Summer Games. Below is a list of New Englanders competing in London, as provided by the U.S. Olympic Team.
Donn Cabral, athletics, 12/12/1989, Glastonbury, Conn., 3000-meter steeplechase
Charlie Cole, rowing, 6/21/1986, New Canaan, Conn., men's four
Robert Crane, sailing, 2/19/1986, Darien, Conn., laser
Ken Jurkowski, rowing, 9/2/1981, New Fairfield, Conn., men's single sculls
Craig Kinsley, athletics, 1/19/1981, Fairfield, Conn., javelin throw
Nick LaCava, rowing, 10/24/1986, Weston, Conn., lightweight men's four
Sarah Hendershot, rowing, 4/27/1988, West Simsbury, Conn., women's pair
Sarah Trowbridge, rowing, 9/27/1982, Guilford, Conn., women's double sculls
Eleanor Logan, rowing, 12/27/1987, Boothbay Harbor, Maine, women's eight
Sean Furey, athletics, 8/31/1982, Methuen, Mass., javelin throw
Elliot Hovey, rowing, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Mass., 2/17/1983, men's quadruple sculls
Stuart McNay, sailing, 8/1/1981, Boston, men's 470
Will Miller, rowing, 6/13/1984, Duxbury, Mass., men's eight
Will Newell, rowing, 10/5/1988, Weston, Mass., lightweight men's four
Wes Piermarini, rowing, 11/19/1982, West Brookfield, Mass., quadruple sculls
Shalane Flanagan, athletics, 7/8/1981, Marblehead, Mass., marathon
Kristin Hedstrom, rowing, 5/14/1986, Concord, Mass., lightweight women's double sculls
Shelley Olds, cycling, 9/30/1980, Groton, Mass., road - road race
Elena Pirozhkova, wrestling, 10/13/1986, Greenfield, Mass., freestyle 63kg
Alexandra Raisman, gymnastics, 5/25/1994, Needham, Mass., artistic
Evelyn Stevens, cycling, 5/9/1983, Acton, Mass., road - road race
Gevvie Stone, rowing, 7/11/1985, Newton, Mass., women's single sculls
Elizabeth Beisel, swimming, 8/18/1992, Saunderstown, R.I., 200-meter back; 400-meter IM
Andrew Wheating, athletics, 11/21/1987, Norwich, Vt., 1,500-meter
Lea Davison, cycling, 5/19/1983, Jericho, Vt., mountain
Other athletes with New England connections include:
University of Connecticut
- Former players Sue Bird, Swin Cash, Asjha Jones, Tina Charles , Diana Taurasi and Maya Moore are playing on the U.S. women's basketball team, coached by Geno Auriemma
- Swimmers Chinyere Pigot and her brother Diguan (an incoming freshman) are swimming for their home country of Suriname.
- Track and field athlete Phylicia George is competing for Canada.
- Melissa Gonzalez is playing on the U.S. field hockey team
- Laura Georges is playing soccer for France.
- Tim Murphy, the Harvard men's swimming and diving coach, is head coach of the U.S. open-water swim team.
- Rising sophomore Temi Fagbenle is playing on the British women's basketball team.
- From Pedro's Judo Center in Wakefield, Mass.:
- Kayla Harrison and Travis Stevens are competing. Olympian Jimmy Pedro Jr. is head U.S. judo coach and his father, Jimmy Pedro Sr., is assistant coach.