One team captain has a chance to break a gold-free streak dating back to 1904
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Tony Azevedo, men's water polo
While it's easy to single out Brazilian-born captain Azevedo (this will be his fourth visit to the Olympics), the real star here is the whole U.S. water polo team. The team hasn't gotten a lot of press, largely because the U.S. hasn't won a gold medal in this event since 1904. Hungary has had a lock on water polo, winning the gold for three (yes, three) Olympics in a row. But this may be the U.S.'s chance to break its losing streak. The men's team has actually beaten Hungary in several competitions leading up to London, and 10 players from the team that took home the silver at the 2008 Olympics are returning with one goal -- winning the gold.