Olympics start in 2 weeks and for the first time every country is sending at least one female athlete - even Saudi Arabia.
The U.S. is actually sending more women than men to compete in the London games.
Just last month, Saudi authorities lifted a ban on women participating in the games. Two women will represent the kingdom in judo and track. Sarah Attar will be running the 800 meter race.
"A big inspiration for participating in the 2012 Olympics for me is being one of the first women for Saudi Arabia to be going. It's such a huge honor and I hope that it can really make some good strides for women over there to get more involved in the sport," said Atter.
The Indiana Fever's Tamika Catchings is getting ready to compete on the U.S. Women's Basketball team in London. The team is on a quest for its fifth-straight Olympic gold medal and hopes extend its 33-game Olympic winning streak.
It's been amazing. Really can't put it into words, really being able to represent your country, wear that USA on your chest, for us having the opportunity to win gold medals on the Olympic and world stage, and for me, it's a dream come true. My first Olympics I watched was the 1996 Olympic team, and they came out in Atlanta and dominated, and from that point on it was like I want to have the opportunity to do that," said Catchings.
If all the lady Olympic hype is inspiring you to get in shape or just get back in the gym, NBC 6 wanted to get you get started on the right path. We spoke with one local sporting goods retailer about one particular item that will help women get fit, comfortably with the all-important sports bra.
"Make sure comfort is first and foremost. Because you don't want an uncomfortable one that doesn't chafe or run your skin raw... You also want support. The good thing about Moving Comfort provides bras for small and large breasts," said Tiffany May, Sports Sepctrum.
They carry a line with different place you can adjust perfectly to fit your body. However, May says these adjustable bras can be uncomfortable for women who do a lot of floor exercises.