The London Olympics are one week away with the opening ceremonies beginning on Friday July 27. The best athletes from all across the globe will be competing for an Olympic gold medal, and there will be 11 athletes who have ties to Kansas City attending the games.
|James Harden||Oklahoma City Thunder||Arizona State||Basketball|
|Maurice Mitchell||Raytown, MO||Florida State||Track & Field||200m|
|Shannon Vreeland||Overland Park, KS||Georgia||Swimming||800 Free Relay|
|Will Newell||Oklahoma City, OK||Harvard||Rowing|
|Erik Kynard||Manhattan, KS||Kansas State||Track & Field||High Jump|
|Isiah Young||Junction City, KS||Ole Miss||Track & Field||200m|
|Kevin Durant||Oklahoma City Thunder||Texas||Basketball|
|Russell Westbrook||Oklahoma City Thunder||UCLA||Basketball|
|Matt Tegenkamp||Lee's Summit, MO||Wisconsin||Track & Field||1000m|
|Christian Cantwell||Jefferson City, MO||Missouri||Track & Field||Shot Put|
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