Women’s soccer kicks off London Olympics

Here’s the list:

Marilyn Agliotti (Netherlands, field hockey)
Judith Arndt (Germany, cycling)
Seimone Augustus (U.S., basketball)
Natalie Cook (Australia, beach volleyball)
Lisa Dahlkvist (Sweden, soccer)
Carlien Dirkse van den Heuvel (Netherlands, field hockey)
Imke Duplitzer (Germany, fencing)
Edward Gal (Netherlands, equestrian)
Jessica Harrison (France, triathlon)
Carl Hester (Britain, equestrian)
Alexandra Lacrabère (France, handball)
Jessica Landström (Sweden, soccer)
Hedvig Lindahl (Sweden, soccer)
Matthew Mitcham (Australia, diving)
Maartje Paumen (Netherlands, field hockey)
Carole Péon (France, triathlon)
Mayssa Pessoa (Brazil, handball)
Megan Rapinoe (U.S. soccer)
Lisa Raymond (U.S., doubles tennis)
Rikke Skov (Denmark, handball)
Ina-Yoko Teutenberg (Germany, cycling)

We’re especially excited for women’s soccer and gymnastics this year. We’re also rooting for a repeat gold medal for Australia’s Matthew Mitcham, who became a symbol of gay athletes everywhere in Beijing four years ago. What will you be watching?


Top photo: U.S. Women’s National Team midfielder Megan Rapinoe (via ussoccer.com)