Swiss-born Men's beach volleyball player Phil Dalhauser is known to many Americans for his strong performance at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. The 6'9" competitor took home gold for Team USA and is expected to be a favorite again in London along with his teammate Todd Rogers. Phil, the child of Swiss and German parents, immigrated to the US at the age of one and was raised in Orlando, Florida. He received a degree in business management from the University of Central Florida. On the AVP circuit, the tall Dalhausser is known as the Thin Beast. He was renamed the Beijing Beast when he went on to gold medal victory. Here's hoping he earns the name the London Beast shortly.