44. Kate Middleton
Favorite Team(s): Great Britain (Soccer), Great Britain (Field Hockey)
Dated An Athlete?: No
Now that she's married into the royal family, the expectation is that Kate Middleton will show her unconditional support for the national soccer team. If you didn't already know, soccer is kind of a big deal in England, and if you don't follow it religiously, you are definitely in the minority. Seeing as how Prince William and Kate are England's most talked about couple, it's hugely important that they attend the biggest sporting events, including the London 2012 Olympics.
While William was shaking hands and welcoming the visiting athletes, Kate laced up her trainers and hit the turf to train with England's Olympic field hockey squad. Now that's leading a country by example.