Summer Olympics 2012

12 Hot Female Olympians

Let the London games begin! Slide to see why these medal contenders are bringing the heat on and off the field

SOPHIE POLKAMP, NETHERLANDS

Sport: Field Hockey
The Dutch team is the field-hockey juggernaut to beat in London, thanks in part to stalwart defender Polkamp, 27, who earned her share of the Netherlands' gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. She was also part of the national teams that won the world championship in 2006, two golds and one silver in European championships, and two golds and a bronze in field hockey's most prestigious event, the Hockey Champions Trophy. Still, it wasn't certain she'd make the cut for London – she was plagued by injury for much of past season.