by Ian Hill and Lisa Pickoff-White
Did you know that 39 percent of Americans competing in the 2012 Olympics consider California to be their home state or currently reside here?
Some more numbers:
- 177 athletes currently reside in California
- 125 consider their hometown in-state
- 32 are part of the University of California system
- 27 attend or attended Stanford
- 15 attend or attended UC Berkeley
They offer a behind-the-scenes peek at what it's like to take part in one of the world's biggest sporting events...