This summer’s Olympics officially get underway this Friday with the opening ceremony. Events start Saturday.
Over the following two-plus weeks, the Olympics will dominate the sports world with a variety of different competitions, story lines and athletes. So, heading into the Olympics, which sport are you most excited to watch?
Basketball has arguably the most famous athletes heading into the Olympics, as Team USA and plenty others are made up of NBA players.
Swimming sees the return of Michael Phelps, who in 2008 set an Olympics record by winning eight gold medals. This year he’s expected to face some tough competition from his own team, as many think fellow American Ryan Lochte will have a strong showing in London.
There are plenty of different gymnastics events at the Olympics, but the US women haven’t won the team all-around gold medal since 1996. However, last year in Tokyo, the American women won gold at the World Gymnastics Championships by beating defending Olympic champion Russia. With the win, the US women are the favorites heading into London.
Of course, those are just a few of the many events going on over the next few weeks. Let us know which one you’re most excited to see.