Photos: Olympic preview capsules for all events
-- Compiled by Tribune Olympic Bureau reporters Kevin Baxter, Lisa Dillman, Bill Dwyre, Helene Elliott, Philip Hersh, K.C. Johnson, Diane Pucin, Bill Shaikin, Stacy St. Clair and David Wharton.
Key dates: Team medals on July 28. Individual championship on Aug. 3.
Venue: Lords Cricket Ground
Big story: South Korea has dominated the team competition, but France, Italy and the U.S. are closing the gap. The Americans -- with Brady Ellison (above), ranked No. 1 in the world -- look like a good bet to reach the podium.
Top U.S. prospects: Ellison finished 27th in Beijing but was only 19 and has matured as an athlete since then. He will be joined by Jake Kaminski and Jacob Wukie.
Others to watch: No. 2-ranked Im Dong-hyun hopes to give South Korea an individual title. Viktor Ruban of the Ukraine is looking to repeat after winning gold in Beijing.
Little-known fact: Im has won two team golds and still holds the record for the highest score in Olympic competition, a mark he set in 2004. He reportedly has 20/100 vision in one eye and 20/200 in the other.