Illini in Olympics Six Illini will represent their countries in the London Olympics.   ROBERT ARCHIBALD Great Britain, basketball A native of Scotland, Archibald is making his first Olympic appearance with host nation Great Britain, will retire after the games and end his 10-year pro career. At Illinois, Archibald was a third-team All-Big Ten pick as a senior in 2002 and helped Illinois win back-to-back Big Ten titles. – NIKKITA HOLDER Canada, women’s track and field (100-meter hurdles) Ranked 29th in the world this season, she also represented Canada in the World Championships last season. She placed a career-best fourth in the 100-meter hurdles in the Big Ten Championships in 2007. – GIA LEWIS-SMALLWOOD United States, women's track and field (discus) Ranked 15th in the world, the Champaign Centennial High School graduate will be competing in her first Olympic Games after appearing in the World Championships last sason, her first international experience after competing on the national level for 11 years. She was fifth in the Big Ten in 2001. – ANDREW RILEY

Jamaica, 110-meter hurdles

In June, Riley became the first man to win the 100 and 110 hurdles at the NCAA championships in the same year. He was a four-time NCAA champ and will enter ranked 14th in ther world this season.

– DERON WILLIAMS United States, basketball Williams (2003-05) will go for his second Olympic gold medal after earning his first medal in 2008. The seven-year NBA veteran is a three-time NBA all-star who helped the Illini finish as the NCAA runner-up in 2005. He was a second-team All-America pick before jumping to the NBA after his junior season. – EMILY ZURRER Canada, Women’s Soccer Zurrer makes her second Olympic appearance after starting every game in the defensive backfield in 2008 in Beijing. Zurrer is in her fourth season on the Canadian national team and was a three-time All-America and the 2006 Big Ten defensive player of the year.