“Every two years, the world gathers together to watch the best athletes compete on the global stage. I want to send my best wishes to Team USA. Their hard work and dedication is already inspiring to millions, and we will be cheering them on from home.  I especially want to wish the best of luck to all the Wisconsinites who will represent the U.S. in London. It is great to see so many Badgers and Wisconsin natives competing. I look forward to the 2012 Olympic Games being a very successful one for Team USA.”

Meet the local athletes: http://www.nbcolympics.com/wtmj/local-athletes/index.html