In the world of sports, 2012 represents the return of the legendary Olympic Games. This summer, get ready to witness some of your favorite athletes bring their A-game all the way to London, England where they’ll battle it out with the best of the best for the chance to become gold medalists and represent their respective countries. While the Olympics aren’t scheduled to begin until July 27, click on the gallery below to check out VIBE Vixen’s list of the 12 female athletes to watch in 2012.
From basketball to figure skating to NASCAR racing, these ladies strive day in and day out to prove girls got game, and they’re just getting started. Make sure to be on the lookout for a few of these ladies this summer in London.