2012 marks the 40th anniversary of Title IX—the law that prohibits girls from being excluded from team sports based on their gender. This year we’ve also reached another monumental milestone: For the first time in the history of the games, women outnumber men on the U.S. Olympic Team! From household names, like Serena and Venus to brand new soon-to-be stars that are barely 16, here’s a round-up of the women that will be representing the red, white and blue beginning on July 27th. We’ll be watching. Go Team USA!
— Selene Milano with reporting by Ellen Hoffman