Olympic Athletes Hail from Nearby Towns

The following athletes are among those who will compete in London this summer. The Olympics begin July 27.

Those who watch the Olympics this summer can keep their eyes peeled for athletes who hail from nearby towns. 

There aren't any Barrington athletes competing in the games, but there are several from neighboring communities. The Team USA roster include athletes from Lake Forest, Riverwoods, Winnetka, Crystal Lake and Algonquin, among other Illinois towns.

According to the Team USA website, the 19 Illinois athletes include:

  • Ellis Coleman, Wrestling, Oak Park
  • Anthony Davis, Basketball, Chicago
  • Conor Dwyer, Swimming, Winnetka
  • Matt Grevers, Swimming, Lake Forest
  • Evan Jager, Steeplechase, Algonquin
  • Amy LePeilbet, Soccer, Crystal Lake
  • Candance Parker, Basketball, Naperville
  • Bob Willis, Sailing, Chicago
  • Christina Loukas, Diving, Riverwoods
  • Sarah Zelenka, Rowing, Itasca

What is your favorite Olympic sport? Do you plan to cheer on any of these local athletes? Tell us in the comment section below.


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