Don’t Miss Out On The Olympic Spectacular

The Olympic Games is the biggest sporting fiesta in the world, and provides some of the most spectacular action you are ever likely to see, ranging from dramatic recoveries from seemingly impossible positions to majestic dominance from the moment an event begins to the second it is won. Every four years, we settle down to watch the excitement unfold, and here are three of the sports to watch out for at London 2012.

Two-wheeled typhoons

The cycling is one of the most breath-taking events of all in any Olympic Games, and this year promises to be a classic. The Great Britain side swept all before them in 2008, and with home advantage they may be even more dominant than last time around. Of the 18 gold medals awarded in Beijing, eight of them went to UK riders. The London Velopark is located in the Olympic Park itself, and will provide spectators with a wonderful day’s entertainment. If you can’t attend, however, watching the action on a 46 inch LCD TV will prove to be just as much fun.

The fastest on the planet

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5 Weird Discontinued Olympic Sports

If you think the modern Olympics have always featured the same, traditional events then you’re wrong. Here are five of the most unusual events to have ever graced the games.

Swimming Obstacle Race (Paris, 1900)

If you fancy competing in a spot of obstacle swimming you’re going to have to travel back in time to Paris 1900, as this is the only time the event was included. 12 competitors raced the 200 metre course that included three obstacles. The first was a pole which the swimmers had to climb over. They then had to clamber over a row of boats, before swimming under another line of vessels towards the end of the course. The gold medal was taken by Australia’s Frederick Lane, so perhaps they should have resurrected the event for the Sydney Olympics in 2000.

Long Jump for Horses (Paris, 1900)

This one doesn’t really need an explanation does it? The winner was simply the horse that jumped the furthest, which incidentally wasn’t very far at all. The winning horse managed to leap just over 20 feet, which is more than 2.5 metres shorter than the current human world record.

Live Pigeon Shooting (Paris 1900)

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Watch the London Olympics on Television

If you enjoy watching sporting events then you will want to be sure to tune into watch the London 2012 Olympic Games. They will be broadcast to an audience around the world. The London Olympics will be watched by millions of viewers around the globe. There will be broadcasters from every corner of the world in London with their cameras trained on the athletes. Viewers will be able to watch an amazing array of athletic abilities on display.

These games will take place in the summer. They will feature a wide variety of sporting events. While the winter Olympics feature sports like hockey and skiing the summer games feature sports like swimming, diving, and track and field competitions. The athletes that take part are the best in the world. They have competed against other athletes in their own countries in order to win the right to represent their country in London. Only the best get to go. They are able to compete for medals to show off their amazing abilities. The top athlete wins a gold medal. The second best athlete wins a silver medal. The third best athlete wins a bronze medal. Quite often the top athletes become famous … Read more at FryingPanSports