London Olympics 2012 is scheduled to start on 27 July, 2012 and will end on 12 August, 2012. The whole world is eagerly waiting for the biggest sports event, 2012 London Olympics and as its Opening Ceremony comes nearer, athletes around the world are working hard to show their ability. More than 17,000 athletes from 205 countries will take part in this major sports event. This event will take place at 31 venues and contain 300 events in 26 sports category. The sports categories for this event are gymnastics, badminton, athletics, football, taekwondo, hockey, cycling, swimming, weightlifting, wrestling, volleyball, and many more. The Olympics event is a can't-miss/must-watch event and millions of people around the world will watch its each and every event. If you are looking for must watch events of London Olympics 2012, then refer this article.
Must Watch Events of London Olympics 2012
1.) Women's Hurdles:
It is expected that Lolo Jones will be one of the most followed athletes in London Olympics, and one of the most followed athletes on Twitter. Lolo Jones has become possibly the main personality into the 2012 London Olympics with her athletic ability. Jones secure her place in the Olympics by getting third position in the 100-meter hurdles final at the U.S. Olympic track and field trials. So, all of the cameras will be in search of this 29-year-old beauty. She is gradually but definitely becoming one of the biggest celebrities for the United States Olympic team so it is estimated that Sports fans would not want to miss her in the 2012 London Games.
2.) Men's Swimming:
Swimming has become a lot admired event around the world and is featured in all modern Olympic Games. Swimming event in London Olympics 2012 will focus on the competition of gold medalist, Michael Phelps and American Ryan Lochte. Lochte has been working indefatigably to try and beat Phelps in this event. It is believed that Phelps should still be the preferred player in the London Games whereas Lochte defeated Phelps in both the 200-meter freestyle and the 200-meter individual medley last summer at the 2011 FINA World Championships. So, this time, the battle between Michael Phelps and his USA teammate, Lochte will be one of the can't-miss events.
3.) Men's Tennis:
As we think about the tennis, firstly Wimbeldon focuses the attraction but it is believed that the 2012 Olympics will soon attract many of the top players in the world. Two best players in the world like Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal will compete for the gold medal in the 2012 Olympics. Djokovic won Wimbeldon title with his first-ever gold medal and will be looking to follow consecutive success. The Spaniard Nadal won the coveted gold medal in 2008 after beating Chilean Fernando Gonzalez 6-3, 7-6, 6-3. Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal will continue their fierce competition in the battle for the gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics, so don’t miss this event.
4.) Women's Gymnastics:
The U.S. gymnastics team will be one of the most-watch teams in 2012 whereas the dynamic duo of Shawn Johnson and Nastia Liukin will not be playing in this game. Johnson had a left knee injury so she will be retired from this event, but Liukin is trying to make a return in time for the London Games. This time, a new group of gymnasts, Jordyn Wieber and Gabby Douglas will participate to give the United States a great chance to win gold in London. Wieber won the all-around at the 2011 World Championships and the 16-year old Douglas is an assured, well-rounded superstar in the making.
5.) Men's Basketball:
LeBron James and Kevin Durant will be back on the same court in the NBA soon at the 2012 London Olympics. They are joining other NBA players like Kobe Bryant, Chris Paul and the high-flying Blake Griffin to make the Dream Team of 2012. Other side, the USA team should come with other finals participants like Russell Westbrook, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. It is known that the 2012 U.S. men's basketball team will be one of the most talented groups, who still play on a basketball court. So, how can you miss their competition for gold in most exciting event in London?
6.) Men's 100m:
Everyone is eagerly waiting to watch the fastest man in the world. It is believed that sports fans would like to see the Jamaican superstar, Usain Bolt running the 100-meter sprint in London. He made the world record at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and beat it again in 2009 with a time of 9.58 seconds. American runners Justin Gatlin and Tyson Gay have completed first and second at the U.S. track and field trials in Oregon on Sunday so there will be tough competition between Bolt and American runners in Olympics 2012. Gatlin got the 2004 Olympic gold medal in the 100-meter. The men's 100-meter finals will be held on 10th Day of the 2012 London Olympics and nobody wants to miss the world's fastest man, Usain Bolt, who will try to secure his place.
7.) Women's Soccer:
The United States women's soccer team has won the gold medal in previous two Olympic Games, and they will try to repeat their victory again in 2012. The American women like Alex Morgan, Abby Wambach and goalie Hope Solo will try to take another gold home to avenge their loss at last year's World Cup. The competitors of Americans are Brazil and Japan teams so this event will also become one of the most watch events and you will be excited to see the competition of women's team for their third consecutive gold this summer.
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