Top 10 Most Anticipated Events of the 2012 Summer Games
Woohoo! The London 2012 Olympic Games are well under way and the gold medals are starting to flow! While NBC promises to replay and/or live stream every sport -- um, that's 302 events in all, people, who has time for that?!!
So how do you narrow down your Olympic viewing to just the best stuff? Well, you can start by checking out (and then marking your calendars) this amazing list of not-to-miss moments -- courtesy of Thuuz -- an app that figures out the most exciting sporting events, in real-time, so you don't have to waste your time with the boring stuff.
That's a start for making Summer Olympics viewing a helluva lot easier -- 'cause really all we want to do is watch these slim, trim athletes fighting for the gold as we relax and throw back chocolates and popcorn in our PJs.
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1. Women’s Gymnastics: Individual All Around, August 2, 11:30 a.m. EST. Oh helllll yeaaahhhh we're gonna watch Aly Raisman and Gabby Douglas of Team USA gun for the gold!
2. Men’s Track & Field: 100m, August 5, 4:50 p.m. EST. Since Usain Bolt has already won over our hearts, we're just wondering if he'll be able to defend his title as the World's Fastest Man? Sounds like he might have some quick competition, what with Yohan Blake of Jamaica and Tyson Gay from the USA hot on his tail.
3. Men’s Track & Field: High Jump, August 7, 2 p.m. EST. Jessie Williams, the reigning World Champion, hopes to bring the gold back west with him in the men's high jump.
4. Women’s Track & Field: 100m Hurdles, August 7, 4 p.m. EST. A star studded event, the USA has three favorites: Dawn Harper, defending Olympic gold medalist; Kellie Wells, 2011 U.S. Champion; and Lolo Jones, the media’s favorite track team member.
5. Women’s Track & Field: 200m, August 8, 4 p.m. EST. Allyson Felix has two silver medals from the past two Olympics, but this year she's focused on bringing home a gold. Won't want to miss this one, since she's got the fourth fastest time in the history of this event.
6. Women’s Beach Volleyball: August 8, 4 p.m. EST. If you're not DVR-ing your TV for this, then seriously, what are you doing? Misty May-Treanor & Kerri Walsh Jennings have yet to lose a game in the Olympics. But they're not the only girls we're rooting for: USA also has Jen Kessy and April Ross.
7. Women’s Soccer: August 9, 2:45 p.m. EST. Aside from their amazing athleticism, sculpted bods, and oh yeah, sheer talent, I'm tuning in to watch these American girls head straight for the gold. Go USA, go!
8. Men’s Diving: 10m Platform, August 11, 3:30 p.m. EST. The USA's own David Bouia promises to make it quite a contest against the Chinese Diving team.
9. Men’s Basketball: August 12, 10 a.m. EST. I don't know if they're as good as The Dream Team (don't tell LeBron I said that!), but if all the hype is true, then the Almost As Good as The Dream Team team sounds like they might be headed for the top of the podium.
10. Men’s Water Polo: August 12, 10:50 a.m. EST. Helloooo? Hot guys in bathing suits jumping around the pool making manly faces and dueling for the gold medal? Where do we sign up? Not to mention, Tony Azevedo might be the best water polo playa ever -- and he plays for the USA!
Other events you can't afford to skip:
-- Judo: Women’s 78Kg, August 2, 11 a.m. EST. USA’s best shot at a gold comes in the form of Kayla Harrison. Go Kayla!
-- Men’s Track & Field: 400m Preliminary Rounds, August 4, 5:35 a.m. EST. Oscar Pistorius will be representing South Africa as the first amputee runner to compete in the Olympics. Who cares where he places, he'll make history just for participating.
-- Women’s Boxing: August 9, 11:30am - 12:15 noon EST. Three women from the USA will look to make history as the first gold medal winner.
And worth noting, the app offered by Thuuz can also send you alerts on the most exciting sporting events -- as they're happening.
What Olympic event are you most excited to watch?
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