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2012 Olympian Parents

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    Kerri Walsh

    Olympic Event: Beach Volleyball

    The mom of two sons and two-time Olympic gold medalist has the moves to take home the gold in London.  She’s not letting anything slow her down—not even a bad case of pink eye that surfaced during her first round of matches.  

    Make these fun Olympic-themed crafts while watching the games!

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    Hunter Kemper

    Olympic Event: Triathlon

    Kemper is dad to sons David, Hudson, and Case—making three this triathlete’s magic number! He has also represented his country at just as many Olympic games.

    Get some tips on raising a champion with advice from these Parents of Olympians!

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    Lashinda Demus

    Olympic Event: Track and Field

    This mom of twins doesn’t let anything stand in her way. The professional hurdler has already won two Olympic silver and two Olympic gold medals—very fitting for a mom of twins!

    Make these tasty Olympic treats to enjoy while watching the summer events!

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    Matt Emmons

    Olympic Event: Shooting

    Dad to five-year-old Julie, this two-time Olympian is competing in London with hopes to take home a long awaited medal. Emmons has already conquered a more difficult battle of beating cancer after being diagnosed just one year after his daughter’s birth. Emmons’ wife Katy will also be competing in London representing her homeland, the Czech Republic.  

    Watch gymnast Aly Raisman's parents funny reactions to her Olympic performance!

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    Christie Rampone

    Olympic Event: Soccer

    This team captain and mom to daughters Rylie and Reece has been kicking butt since 2004, winning two Olympic gold medals and the honor of Most Respected Mom in Sports in 2010.

    Check out our interview with Debbie Phelps , mom to 19 Olympic medal winner Michael Phelps!

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    Todd Rogers

    Olympic Event: Beach Volleyball

    Dad to daughter Hannah and son Nate has landed in London as the reigning Olympic gold medalist in his sport, along with competitive partner Phil Dalhaussr.  Fingers crossed they bring home another gold!

    Find out more about your favorite past and present Olympians at NBCOlympics.com and TeamUSA.org

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