Eye Candy: Team USA 2012 Olympic Heartthrobs

Meet the impressive roster of chiseled champs who will vie for top honors in London at the 2012 Olympic Games.

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Hometown: Sicklerville, NJ
First Sighting: Aug. 10th 8am/Men’s Freestyle 74kg/163 lbs

Jordan Burroughs, who makes his Olympic debut in London, is so ready to take home a medal, he’s using the Twitter handle @AllISeeIsGold. The 24-year-old is a Hodge Trophy winner and the fan favorite at this year’s Olympic games.

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Hometown: Fayetteville, AR
First Sighting: Aug. 7th 6:50am EST/Men’s 200m

Family man Wallace Spearmon is following in his father’s footsteps. Dear old dad competed for the U.S. at the 1987 World Championships, and now, Spearmon is returning for his second visit to the Olympic Games. He’s expected to medal in the Men’s 200m race. If he looks familiar, you might recall Spearmon attempting to “run” on water during an episode of the popular show Mythbusters.

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Hometown: Irvington, New Jersey
First Sighting: July 28th 6:50am EST/Men’s 100m

Swim champ Cullen Jones competed in the 2008 Summer Olympic Games and took home the gold in the 400 meter freestyle. As part of the American team, he holds the world record in the 4×100-meter freestyle relay (long course). He’s also currently the record holder in the 50 meter freestyle, and this year he will compete in the Men’s 50m Freestyle, Men’s 100m Freestyle, and Men’s 4×100m Freestyle Relay. We love his winning smile!

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Hometown: Las Vegas, Nevada
First Sighting: Aug. 1st 9:30am EST/Men’s Heavyweight

Michael Hunter joins the U.S. Men’s Olympic Boxing Team as a heavyweight contender. The handsome hunk credits his mom as his ongoing inspiration and is the son of late boxer Mike “Bounty” Hunter.

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Hometown: Philadelphia, PAFirst Sighting: July 29th, 9:30am EST/USA vs. France

The Los Angeles Lakers happily loaned out their star player to the U.S. Men’s Basketball Team this summer so he can help score big for Team USA. Bryant, who has some of the sexiest arms in the NBA, was all smiles at a recent exhibition game against Great Britain.

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Hometown: Dallas, TX
First Sighting: July 29th 10am/Men’s Welterweight

Twenty-two-year-old Texan Errol Spence discovered boxing while watching Oscar de La Hoya’s fight nights at home with his dad. During the first five years of his career, he earned an impressive three consecutive U.S. amateur welterweight championships. Look for him to shine in the Men’s Welterweight ring.

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Hometown: Alhambra, CA
First Sighting: Aug. 1st 10:30am/Men’s Super Heavyweight

Boxing champ Dominic Breazeale is a knockout in more ways than one. The gorgeous former college football quarterback switched lanes mid-career and took off at full speed toward his new dream of becoming an Olympic gold medalist. Believe it or not, Breazeale actually started boxing in 2008, the year of the last Summer Olympic Games. This man means business.

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Hometown: Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
First Sighting: Aug. 3rd 6:51am EST/Men’s 400m hurudles.

This summer, track and field star Kerron Clement will represent the United States at the Olympics for the second time in his career. He has won numerous awards, including a gold medal at the 2008 Olympic games and third place at the 2012 trails. When he’s not on the track, Clement devotes his time to modeling and acting.

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Hometown: Portland, OR
First Sighting: Aug. 4th 5am EST/Men’s 100m

In June, 23-year-old Ryan Bailey finished third in the 100 meter race at the U.S Olympic track and field trails, securing a spot on USA’s 2012 summer Olympics team. He started running his sophomore year of high school and has overcome both homelessness and gang violence to make his dream come true. Standing at 6-foot-4, 180 pounds, Bailey has had an amazing season. Look out for this smile during the Men’s 100m and Men’s 4×100m Relay races.

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Hometown: Compton, CA
First Sighting: July 29th, 9:30am EST/USA vs. France
br>Standing tall at a little over seven feet, New York Knicks center Tyson Chandler is always a pleasure to watch, both on and off the court. Tune in to all of the U.S. Men’s Basketball Team games to watch the SoCal native do his thing.

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Hometown: Kapsabet, Kenya
First Sighting: Aug. 8th 5:45am EST/Men’s 5000m

Are you ready to go the distance with this gorgeous man, ladies? Meet track star Bernard Lagat. He competed in two Olympics for Kenya, but in the 2008 games he joined Team U.S.A. Middle distance races are his specialty, and he can always count on the support of his wife and children, who can be seen cheering him on from the bleachers at every meet.

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Hometown: Portsmouth, VA
First Sighting: Aug. 4th 5:35am EST/Men’s 400m

Proven champ LaShawn Merritt won gold at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and 2009 World Championships. This year, he has his sights set on top honors in the Men’s 4×400m Relay and Men’s 400m races. Will you look at those arms? My, oh my!

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Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
First Sighting: July 29th, 9:30am EST/USA vs. France

The New York Knicks’ main man will join eleven other hoopers this week on the U.S. Men’s Olympic Basketball Team to take on the competition. The guys already beat out Great Britain in an exhibition game earlier this month, and we can’t wait to watch Melo work his magic on the court for Game 1.

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Hometown: Albany, GA
First Sighting: Aug. 3rd 6:15am/Men’s 400m hurdles

Angelo Taylor is no stranger to Olympic gold: He’s the 2000 and 2008 gold medalist in the Men’s 400m hurdles. Taylor is another comeback kid to keep your eye on. In 2006, he was humbled when legal woes cost him his Nike sponsorship and he was forced to give up his lifestyle and renew his reputation. He says it’s only made him stronger.

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Hometown: Coldwater, MS
First Sighting: Aug. 10th 2:45pm/Men’s 4×100m Relay

At just 20-years-old, Trell Kimmons ran the fifth-fastest time in the world at the National Junior College Indoor Championship. Now, at age 27, he won first place at the 60-meter USA Indoor race, and this year at the Olympics, the bald and beautiful track star has our full attention as he goes for the gold.

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Hometown: Bend, OR
First Sighting: Aug. 8th 5:10am/Men’s Decathlon

Ashton Eaton broke three records during this year’s Olympic trails. On his first day, he made two world decathlon records in the long jump and 100-m race. Then, he went on to beat his own personal record in the 1,500-m run. His total decathlon score broke both the American and world records. (Yeah, baby!)

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Hometown: Springfield, IL
First Sighting: July 29th, 9:30am EST/USA vs. France

Philadelphia 76ers star player Andre Iguodala is known to swing between shooting guard and small forward positions, and to occasionally break a few hearts on the court. If just looking at him makes yours skip a beat, be sure to tune in to the U.S. Men’s Basketball games.

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Hometown: Cuyahoga Falls, OH
First Sighting: Aug. 7th 8am/Men’s Greco-Roman 66kg/145.5 lbs

You can call Justin Lester, who once went by “Harry,” The Comeback Kid now. He retired after a devastating defeat in the 2007 World Games. Thankfully, he’s no quitter. He’s back, going by his government name, and more confident than ever. His personal mantra: “I’ll always find a way to win.”

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Hometown: Mooresboro, NC
First Sighting: Aug. 9th 6:35am/Men’s 4×400m Relay

The lovely Manteo Mitchell plans to represent the United States at the Olympics for the first time in his career this summer. He will compete as a member of the Men’s 4×400m relay pool.

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Hometown: Alexandria, Virginia
First Sighting: Aug. 9th 4:15am EST/Men’s Featherweight Taekwondo

If you want a great story to root for at this year’s summer games, look no further. Rising Taekwondo star Terrence Jennings, 25, made headlines during the 2012 Olympic trials when he beat out legendary contender Mark Lopez for the spot on Team USA. “I watched a lot of ninja turtles; that was my big thing: every day after school," Jennings, who began the sport at the age of 12, tells NBC. “One day I was walking through the mall and they had an ad for taekwondo. I walked in, kicked and fell in love.”

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Hometown: New York, NY
First Sighting: July 31st 10:30am EST/ Men’s Individual Foil

Hailing from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, British-born fencer Miles Chamley-Watson is currently ranked number three in the country. He’s an Olympic first-timer, so join us in wishing this blonde-haired heartthrob the best of luck in his quest for rookie gold during the Men’s Individual Foil and the Men’s Team Foil.

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Hometown: Pensacola, FL
First Sighting: Aug. 4th 5am EST/Men’s 100m

After a four-year hiatus, Justin Gatlin made his return to track and field in 2011. The sprinter holds two gold medals from the World Outdoor Championships, and with a personal best time of 9.85 seconds, you better catch a glance of this cutie before he’s gone in a flash during the Men’s 100m and Men’s 4×100m Relay races.

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Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
First Sighting: July 28th 6:30am EST/Men’s Singles

At 23, tennis pro Donald Young is already a major name in the sport, and he’s hoping to solidify his place in the history books by taking home the gold this year.

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Hometown: Akron, OH
First Sighting: July 29th, 9:30am EST/USA vs. France

As you’ve probably heard by now, Miami Heat star LeBron James is officially off the market and headed to the altar with his ladylove. That said, it’s not a crime to look, right? If James still tops your celebrity crush list, you’ll want to keep your TV tuned in to the U.S. Men’s Basketball Olympic games. That’s where “King” James will reign supreme.

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Hometown: Lexington, KY
First Sighting: Aug. 4th 5am EST/ Men’s 100m

Tyson Gay is a world champion sprinter who describes himself as “just a country boy from Lexington, Kentucky.” At 5-foot-11 and 165 pounds, Gay holds the title for the second fastest man in history. (Yes, history!) He gets where he’s going fast and has a great smile for fans when he’s finished. What more could a woman ask for? Watch him go during the Men’s 100m and Men’s 4×100m Relay races.

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Hometown: Marietta, GA
First Sighting: Aug. 7th 5:10am EST/Men’s 110m Hurdles

Southern gentleman Aries Merritt Won gold in the 60m hurdles at the 2012 World Indoor Championships in Istanbul, and back during his high school days in Tennessee, he finished undefeated in all hurdles events his senior year.

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Hometown: Lewisville, North Carolina
First Sighting: July 29th, 9:30am EST/USA vs. France

Two of the things we love most about Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul is his unforgettable smile and, ah, those dimples. We don’t get to see it often when he’s in intense game mode on the court, but here’s to hoping the world will catch a glimpse of it after he helps the U.S. Men’s Basketball team grab the gold.

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Hometown: Washington, D.C.
First Sighting: July 29th, 9:30am EST/USA vs. France

Still high off an incredible NBA Championship run with his home team, the Oklahoma City Thunder, sexy, small forward Kevin Durant is ready to take on his international competitors in the Men’s Basketball Olympic games. Go team USA!

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Hometown: Bronx, NY
First Sighting: July 29th 5:30am EST/Men’s Individual Sabre

When New-Yorker Daryl Homer isn’t chasing his Olympic fencing dreams, you can find him on campus at St. John’s University, where he’s currently a senior marketing major. This summer this cutie pie will compete in the Men’s Individual Sabre and the Men’s Team Sabre.

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Hometown: Long Beach, California
First Sighting: July 29th, 9:30am EST/USA vs. France

Handsome guard Russell Westbrook usually lends his skills to the Oklahoma City Thunder, but beginning this week, he’ll be playing for all Americans as a proud member of the 2012 U.S. Men’s Olympic Basketball team.

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Hometown: Dallas, TX
First Sighting: Aug. 10 2:45pm EST/Men’s 4×100m Relay

Happily married, and unbelievably buff, track and field hunk Darvis Patton is making his third visit to the Olympics this summer. But it’s his first visit as a father. He and his wife Crystal have a three-year-old daughter named Dakota.

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Hometown: Riviera Beach, FL
First Sighting: Aug. 4th 5:35am EST/Men’s 400m

In 2011, Tony McQuay won the Men’s 400m race at the USA Outdoor Championships, and during this year’s games he’ll be going for gold in the Men’s 4×400m Relay and Men’s 400m races.

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Hometown: The Colony, TX
First Sighting: July 29th, 9:30am EST/USA vs. France

Brooklyn Nets guard Deron Williams always brings his A game to the court, and it sure is smooth. Catch the 28-year-old Texan shooting hoops for our country during the U.S. Men’s Olympic Basketball games.

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Hometown: St. Louis, MO
First Sighting: Aug. 10th 2:45pm/Men’s 4×100m Relay

It’s Micheal Rodger’s very first time competing at the Olympics. He’ll join Team USA’s Men’s 4×100m Relay team in their quest to bring home the gold. Translation: To catch a glimpse of those well-toned thighs in action, you’re going to need too look fast before he passes that baton.

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Hometown: Junction City, KS
First Sighting: Aug. 7th 6:50am/Men’s 200m

Isiah Young is a rookie at this year’s Olympic games, competing for the first time in the Men’s 200m race. Young’s strong performance at the U.S. World Trials earned him a spot on the Olympic team — it was there that he clocked the best time of his career. We’re so proud.

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Hometown: Shreveport, LA
First Sighting: August 3rd at 5am EST/Men’s 85kg/187 lbs

Kendrick Farris will be the only American male weightlifter at the 2012 Olympic Games, and he’s currently number one in the country. His other two team members are women.

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Hometown: Toledo, OH
First Sighting: Aug. 5th 2:05pm EST/Men’s High Jump

Watch Men’s High Jump competitor Erik Kynard reach new heights in his career at this year’s Olympic Games. The Kansas State senior, a real PYT, finished third at the USA Outdoor Championships. We’re rooting for you Erik!