We all know about Hope Solo from Richland , but there are several other Washington State athletes that will represent the USA at the 2012 London Olympic Games.


As we get closer to the July 27th opening of the 2012 Olympic Summer Games in London, let's take a look at some of the athletes from the Evergreen State that will be competing for the United States.


Nathan Adrian - Bremerton - Swimming


Tyler Farrar - Wenatchee - Cycling


Ariana Kukors - Auburn- Swimming


Adrienne Martelli - University Place  - Rowing


Kara Patterson - Track and Field - Vancouver


Jarred Rome - Track and Field - Marysville


Courtney Thompson -  Kent - Volleyball


Queen Underwood - Seattle - Boxing


Here are two famous faces, both Olympic Gold Medal winners from the Yakima Valley.


Phil Mahre - Naches - Alpine Skiing


Pete Rademacher (left) - Tieton - Boxing


And then, the Olympian who wasn't.


Charles Carter - Yakima- Boxing

Yakima's Charles Carter earned a berth on the 1980 U.S. Olympic Boxing Team as a middleweight.  He did not get to compete due to the United States (along with 64 other countries) boycott of the 1980 Summer Games in Moscow. He went on to an 18-9 (8 KO) record as a pro. He also played basketball at YVCC.


You can learn more about the 1980 U.S. Olympic Boxing team here.