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Gallery: Families at the London Olympics

That's host mother Missy Parton, Natalie Hawkins and 2008 silver medalist Shawn Johnson cheering. David Eulitt/Kansas City Star/MCT/Getty Images

An athlete's Olympic triumph is shared with all sorts of people -- coaches, teammates, viewers at home, countrymen and women -- but rare is the connection that's as strong as family.

So, as these 2012 London Olympic Games continue, we bring a dozen great photos of mothers, fathers, sons, daughters and siblings who have traveled to England to experience the glory with the likes of Gabby Douglas (pictured above), Michael Phelps and many more.

Families at the OlympicsPhoto Gallery