The London 2012 Summer Olympics have finally arrived! Over the next two weeks, watch as each country competes head to head for the gold. These games test endurance, strength, flexibility, determination, and the mind of each of it's athletes. What country do you think will come out on top and win the most overall medals?
Saddle up and get ready for the Equestrian games starting the 28th! The jumping event is sure to be intense this year as the worlds best horses and riders race and jump their way to gold glory. Which country do you think will lead? While waiting for the winners to be declared on July 31st watch the events just for the sheer beauty of the horses.
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Get your bathing suits ready! The swimming events are some of the most watched events of the whole Olympic games. Think Michael Phelps will win the gold again this year? Maybe he can even break his world record for the largest amount of gold medals won at a single game! Watch him swim like a fish starting July 28th. Some swear he has flippers instead of feet...but maybe he's just part mermaid?
Also, on July 29th be sure to check out the men's and women's diving event. They will be jumping off of platforms from 3m to 10m high!
Get to the starting line...On your mark...get set...Go!! Starting August 1st watch the best women cyclers race in an 18 mile time trial race. They will be racing through the streets of London, parks and over bridges as people cheer them on. Then on August 2nd, watch the men race each other around a huge indoor track as they compete for the top spot.
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There's nothing calmer than watching sail boats float by on a nice day. During the Olympics though, this calm pastime event turns into an incredibly intense competition. The boats are fast and the sailors are even faster. Watch as they hang off the sides of their vessels to steer the boat quickly around an obstacle or even around each other. In addition to the obstacle race, there are also team and individual races as well. The event continues for the next two weeks.
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GOALLLLLLLLLLL! Another popular sport to watch during the Olympics is soccer, or football as most countries call it. This event takes place over the entire length of the Olympic games with the medal ceremony on August 11th. You'll be on the edge of your seat while watching the best players in the world run, kick, block, guard and shoot their way to the top.
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