Olympians of mixed heritage

These Olympians of mixed heritage are a great representation of the global melting pot and multicultural Olympic spirit in action.

Kyla Ross

Kyla Ross of the United States competes in the floor exercise in the Artistic Gymnastics Women's Team qualification on Day 2 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at North Greenwich Arena on July 29, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Olympics Day 11 - Athletics

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 07: Lolo Jones of the United States looks on after competing in the Women's 100m Hurdles Semifinals on Day 11 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 7, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Swimming: U.S. Olympic Team Trials

June 25, 2012; Omaha, NE, USA; Natalie Coughlin competes in the finals for the women's 100m butterfly in the 2012 U.S. Olympic swimming team trials at the CenturyLink Center. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-US PRESSWIRE

Olympics Day 5 - Swimming

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 01: Nathan Adrian of the United States celebrates after he won the Final of the Men's 100m Freestyle on Day 5 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre on August 1, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

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Saudi Arabia's Sarah Attar competes in the women's 800m heats at the athletics event of the London 2012 Olympic Games on August 8, 2012 in London. AFP PHOTO / JOHANNES EISELE

US Olympic Athlete Medalists Visit USA House

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 09: U.S. Olympian Clarissa Chun visits the USA House at the Royal College of Art on August 9, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for USOC)

Lia Neal

Carlos Delfino

Carlos Delfino #10 of Argentina drives against Brazil during their Men's Basketball Game on Day 12 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the North Greenwich Arena on August 8, 2012 in London, England. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2012 NBAE (Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

Olympics Day 10 - Athletics

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 06: Gold medalist Felix Sanchez of Dominican Republic reacts on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Men's 400m Hurdles final on Day 10 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 6, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Olympics Day 13 - Volleyball

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 09: Lindsey Berg #4 of United States reacts after a point against Korea during the Women's Volleyball semifinal match on Day 13 of the London 2012 Olympics Games at Earls Court on August 9, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Alexander Massialas

Fencer Alexander Massialas poses for a portrait during the 2012 Team USA Media Summit on May 13, 2012 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

2012 U.S. Olympic Swimming Team Trials - Day 7

OMAHA, NE - JULY 01: Anthony Ervin reacts after he competed in the championship final of the Men's 50 m Freestyle during Day Seven of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Swimming Team Trials at CenturyLink Center on July 1, 2012 in Omaha, Nebraska. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)