Predicting the Biggest Disappointments of the Olympics

Don't get your hopes up, because these Olympians are only going to fail you.

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The Olympic Games are a time of surreal excitement...and bitter disappointment. At every Olympiad, major favorites come into the Games expecting to dominate, win multiple gold medals, and bring glory to their home countries, but leave either empty-handed or with far less than they had hoped for upon arrival. Who will be the victims of the 2012 London Olympic Games?

Here's a projection of the biggest disappointments of the London Olympics.

This post also appears on Bleacher Report, an Atlantic partner site.

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Paul Grossinger is a featured columnist at Bleacher Report.

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