Australian-born equestrian Phillip Dutton is one of the most experienced Olympians who will compete in London. He's going for his fifth Olympics and has two gold medals for Australia from 1996 and 2000. The 48 year old Dutton moved to the US in 1991 and began competing for Team USA in 2006 when he became an American citizen. Good luck, Phillip!
Serbian native Nick Delpopolo is hoping for success in judo for Team USA. He's now ranked number 14 in the world in a sport that usually doesn't favor Americans. But he's shown an ability to do well when he's the underdog and may have a shot at medaling.
Nick spent the first few years of his life in an orphanage in his home country. He was adopted by an American couple and raised in New Jersey. He also was a star wrestler and won the New Jersey state championship in that sport. Good luck, Nick!
Swiss-born Men's beach volleyball player Phil Dalhauser is known to many Americans for his strong performance at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. The 6'9" competitor took home gold for Team USA and is expected to be a favorite again in London along with his teammate Todd Rogers. Phil, the child of Swiss and German parents, immigrated to the US at the age of one and was raised in Orlando, Florida. He received a degree in business management from the University of Central Florida. On the AVP circuit, the tall Dalhausser is known as the Thin Beast. He was renamed the Beijing Beast when he went on to gold medal victory. Here's hoping he earns the name the London Beast shortly.
Trinidad and Tobago native Kerron Clement will compete in the 400 meter hurdles event for Team USA. He already has a silver medal from the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. He's had a rough patch health-wise recently but had a strong performance at the Olympic trials and hopes to take the podium again. Kerron's family migrated to the US more than 20 years ago and he became a citizen in 2004. His grandmother moved the family to the US because she believed Clement had strong prospects in track and field and the poverty they were facing in Trinidad would prevent him from achieving his potential. Her grandson's Olympic medal is evidence that she made a good call.
Greg Siskind is a partner in Siskind Susser's Memphis, Tennessee, office. After graduating magna cum laude from Vanderbilt University, he received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Chicago. Mr. Siskind is a member of AILA, a board member of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, and a member of the ABA, where he serves on the LPM Publishing Board as Marketing Vice Chairman. He is the author of several books, including the J Visa Guidebook and The Lawyer's Guide to Marketing on the Internet. Mr. Siskind practices all areas of immigration law, specializing in immigration matters of the health care and technology industries. He can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.