Ten current or former Hogs have made the Olympic teams and will be going for gold. Seven of those are competing for countries other than the United States. A fact the coaching staff at the University of Arkansas believes shows the global reach of the Razorbacks.
U of A men's track and field coach, Chris Bucknam said, "The mission of our University is to be world-class."
"I'm proud that our kids are out there in London, representing the University of Arkansas and calling the Hogs."
Of the Razorback Olympians, four are women, and all four are competing for countries other than the U.S.
Women's head track and field coach, Lance Harter added, "If you are a Razorback, you're a Razorback, no matter what jersey you wear at the Olympic Games."
"Underneath that jersey that they might have, with Slovenia on the front, or the Bahamas, or Nigeria, they're probably wearing some piece of Arkansas gear."
Bucknam is quoted in a recent article by The Wall Street Journal, entitled 'Schools That Train the Enemy'.
It's a title Bucknam said couldn't be further from the truth, "Instead of people trying to tear it down, or say we train the enemy, or whatever, we look at it as a complete opposite, we look at it as a win-win for our University."
Razorback Regina George is running the 400 meters for the country of her father's birth, Nigeria.
George said of her Olympic journey, "Words can't explain how happy I am."
"Now that I'm stepping into it, it is like 'wow dreams do come true'."
The ten Razorback heading to London are:
Raymond Higgs (Bahamas) - long jump
Marek Niit (Estonia) - 200 meters
Alistair Cragg (Ireland) - 5,000 meters
Tyson Gay (USA) - 100 meters
Jeremy Scott (USA) - pole vault
Wallace Spearmon, Jr. (USA) - 200 meters
Regina George (Nigeria) - 400 meters
Ivanique Kemp (Bahamas) - 100 meters
Tina Sutej (Slovenia) - pole vault
Veronica Campbell-Brown (Jamaica) - 100m, 200m, 4x100m Relay