9 Small Companies Making Waves at the 2012 Olympics

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Gibson Athletic

The Denver-based company specializes in gymnastics and dance equipment and is the sole North American distributor of Reisport grips, the leather hand and wrist guards favored by many U.S. gymnasts, including U.S. national all-around gold medalist Danell Leyva. The company, founded in 1976, has 60 employees and is on track to generate $8 million in sales this year.