"What's in a name?" William Shakespeare once wrote in Romeo and Juliet, long before the Olympics ever came to London. It turns out that some Olympic names herald the greatness athletes seek — and the events they enter — while some bear monikers better suited for others.
Nathan Leeper of the United States jumps during the IAAF World Championships in this photo from 2001. A high jumper, Leeper is one of several athletes whose name suited their sport.