Athletes like Lolo Jones and Gabby Douglas have given us an Iowa connection to the Olympic Games.
But there are others that we've also seen up close...lots of them, in fact.
At least 91 Olympians, representing at least 34 nations in nearly every track and field event and they have something in common with us...the blue oval. They`re Drake Relays Alums.
Twenty-one of the athletes competing in these Olympic Games were in Des Moines in April for the Drake Relays.