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0000017a-15d9-d736-a57f-17ff8ba20001The 2012 Summer Olympics, the Games of the XXX Olympiad, will take place in London, England, United Kingdom from July 27 - August 12.Athletes from over 200 countries are expected to compete in 36 different events.For full schedule and results, plus more information, visit the official London 2012 website.

New Englanders To Compete In 2012 Summer Games

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.

Connecticut

Men
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

Women
Sarah Hendershot, rowing, 4/27/1988, West Simsbury, Conn., women's pair
Sarah Trowbridge, rowing, 9/27/1982, Guilford, Conn., women's double sculls

Maine

Eleanor Logan, rowing, 12/27/1987, Boothbay Harbor, Maine, women's eight

Massachusetts

Men
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

Women
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

Rhode Island
Elizabeth Beisel, swimming, 8/18/1992, Saunderstown, R.I., 200-meter back; 400-meter IM

Vermont
 

Men
Andrew Wheating, athletics, 11/21/1987, Norwich, Vt., 1,500-meter

Women
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

Boston College

  • Laura Georges is playing soccer for France.

Harvard University

  • 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.