The Olympics 2012 which are to be held in London this year is no doubt the most anticipated event for all generations. Sports and Olympics play a vital role in the generation of revenues and capital from the perspective of tourism and visitors inflow who come to witness these events. Since it was announced that the 2012 Olympics would be held in London, the government had started investing a great amount of money in the development of the facilities and the infrastructure for the proper accommodation of the visitors coming from all corners of the world. No doubt, the Olympics are incomplete without the athletes. Below is the list of top 10 Athletes to Watch in the Olympics 2012.

10. Tyson Gay (United States) Sprints

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This 29 year old individual has the record of performing the world’s fastest sprint ever and is now geared up for breaking more records in the Olympics this year. This guy also has a huge fan following all around the world. He is the world champion in the 200 and 100 m race and this year he would be defending his title against the rest of the world’s well known sprinters.

9. Andy Murray (Scotland) Tennis

9. Andy Murray (Scotland) Tennis

This Scottish power pack tennis player is currently the number 4th in the world wide ranking and is all boosted up for winning the gold medal in the 2012 Olympics. When one takes a look at his career history, one will always find a constant and number ending struggle for the top spot. Time will decide what will become of his dream this year.

8. Usain Bolt (Jamaica) Sprints

8. Usain Bolt (Jamaica) Sprints

This guy is the world’s fastest living man to date and is nicknamed so because of his fast speed. Indeed, he has developed a huge fan following due to his fast sprints. He has been engrossed by a number of doping scandals, but regardless of it he has now all ready to prove himself as the best in the Olympics this year. He is mainly a 200 m specialist in the domain of sprinting.

7. Roman Sebrle (Czech Republic) Decathlon

Despite of having some dangerous injuries in the past few years and compulsive thoughts about career, this guy is now back into action and is training day and night for his performance as a decathlete in the Olympics of 2012. He has won world championships and indeed his opponents need to worry about how to defeat this iron man in the Olympics. His area of specialization is indeed on the most demanding of the tuff track disciplines.

6. Shawn Johnson (United States) Gymnastics

This very talented and young lady has more than one can consciously deduce from her blonde looks. She indeed stunned everyone when she became the gold medalist in the balance beam domain. Many experts assert that this girl has more than she can consciously imagine. People all around the world are looking ahead for her performance in this noblest form of all games.

5. Kohei Uchimura (Japan) Gymnastics

Belonging to the land of the rising sun, Kohei is all loaded for his yet another run for the Olympic gold medal. He is well known all around the world for winning his consecutive titles for the world around class in the years 2009, 2010 and 2011. Everyone is waiting to see his courage, consistency and elegant performance in the Olympics of 2012.

4. Liu Xiang (China) Hurdles

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This guy is among the most respected athletes for the land of china as he was the one who won china the first gold medal ever in the sprints. He will be the main poster icon in the republic of China. No doubt this year china like always has set up a very powerful squad for the Olympics.

3. Michael Phelps (United States) Swimming

3. Michael Phelps (United States) Swimming

This year in the Olympics the biggest challenge for this guy would be the clock, not the competition in the swimming poll. He has had a number of ups and downs in the course of his career, but this year he claims to bring his best on the main screen of Olympics. The temperament and steadiness of this guy would indeed be astonishing to watch in this very demanding game of swimming.

2. Ian Thorpe (Australia) Swimming

2. Ian Thorpe (Australia) Swimming

In the year 2006, this guy has announced his retirement which was later on postponed by him and now for this year Olympics he is back with a bang. He has won a spectacular number of 5 gold medals in his career and is now all set to break his own past records this year.

1. Rafael Nadal (Spain) Tennis

This guy is indeed the person that requires no prior introduction. In the 2008 Olympics he really did knocked everyone out of their boots after beating Novak Djoković. He also holds the title of becoming the first left hander to finish number 1 since the times of John McEnroe.