Tomorrow, 16 of the country's best hockey players will be told they've been selected for Team GB's womens' squad for the London Olympics.
A nervous time for Olympic hopefuls Chloe Rogers from Essex, Anne Panter from Northampton and Hannah Mcleod from Cambridge.
So on the eve of the announcement, what better time to put Great Dunmow's Chloe Rogers under our Olympic spotlight.
She's a Beijing gold medallist and world record holder who's just as comfortable on the cover of a magazine as she is on the cycling track. Bedfordshire's Victoria Pendleton talks about London 2012 and reveals her love of the Foo Fighters and how she used to race the bus to school on her bike!
The latest in our series profiling our region's Olympic hopefuls looks at someone we named as one to watch when he was a junior back in 2008.
He's overcome haemophilia to become a British Champion in his sport and counts Lance Armstrong and Mark Cavendish among his training partners.
Under the spotlight is Essex cyclist Alex Dowsett.
An Olympic finalist in the Long Jump in Beijing, Greg Rutherford was the British record holder until it was broken by Chris Tomlinson in Paris. He's determined to get that record back.
Canoeist Lizzie Neave, 24, will make her Olympic debut after qualifying in the women's kayak single event.
She's a mother of two, a world record holder and icon in her sport, but heading into her fifth Olympic Games, she's still searching for that elusive gold medal.
Louis Smith recently overcame a fractured finger to win a silver medal on the pommel horse at the World Cup in China.
The 22-year-old, who won bronze on the pommel horse in Beijing 2008, is looking for gold in London
Helen Davies, nee Decker, missed out on the Olympic Games qualifying standard but ran a personal best time at the London Marathon of 2hrs 34mins 11secs.
Suffolk boxer Anthony Ogogo is targeting a gold medal at London 2012.
The middleweight became the seventh British boxer to qualify for the Olympics by reaching the final of the European qualifying event in Turkey.