Road to the Olympics: Ten Olympians to watch

  • Jamaican gold medallist Usain Bolt gestures during the awards ceremony for the men's 200 metres at the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships in Daegu on September 4, 2011. AFP PHOTO / KIM JAE-HWAN (Photo credit should read KIM JAE-HWAN/AFP/Getty Images) KIM JAE-HWAN

    This is one of a weekly series of stories, called Road to the Olympics, that will focus on different aspects of the preparations for the Summer Games in London.

    (CBS News) This summer, while athletes have their eyes on Olympic gold, viewers at home will have their eyes on the athletes.

    People around the world will watch as Olympians compete for bragging rights, records and medals in their respective sports when the London Games kick off in July.

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    We've compiled a list, in no particular order, of althetes to watch this year, representing different countries and excelling in various sports. Some names you'll already know. Others are new faces. But they all  are ones viewers should keep an eye on.

    Keep clicking to see our 10 Olympians to watch.