2012 Olympic Preview

The Olympic torch has hit British soil and is heading up to London scheduled to arrive on July 27th, 2012 to open the Summer Olympic Games. Athletes from 205 nations have also arrived in England and we're all waiting the Opening Ceremonies. Who will break the Olympic Records? Who will be named the fastest in the World? Are you ready? Let's preview the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Who's Turn to Carry the Torch?

David won't light official torchDavid BeckhamCourtesy of Toronto Sun

It's always a secret who will light the official torch at the Olympic Games. This year, the favorite was lengendary soccer player David Beckham, but he has vowed not to do it. David says that the honour should belong to an Olympic Athlete who has won the Gold Medal.

Michael the Master

More GoldMichael PhelpsCourtesy of

There is humongous anticipation for Michael Phelps to win 3 more Olympic Medals so that he will break the records for most Olympic medals ever! He has 16 medals right now and he has qualified for 8 events. He is still only 27 years old, so this should be a cakewalk for him.

World Record Watch

Fastest Man in the Universe?Usain BoltCourtesy of

Usain Bolt is also a young 25 year old man with a quest for more speed. He broke the 100 m sprint World Record at the 2008 Beijing Olympics with a time of 9.69 seconds. But many observers say that he could have even finished faster had he not celebrated before crossing the finish line.

Horses and Hiroshi

Japanese EquestrianHiroshi HoketsuCourtesy of

Japanese equestrian performer, Hiroshi Hoketsu, will become the oldest Olympic Athlete ever at the Olympic Games. Riding horses must be some kind of fountain of youth because he is 71 years old but he looks about 20 years younger.

Hoy the Hero

Scotland HeroChris HoyCourtesy of

The Scottish fans have begun their descent to watch Scotland's hero Chris Hoy ride his bicycle for more gold medals. Chris won an outstanding 3 Olympic Gold medals in 2008 in Beijing.

Best Basketball Team Ever?

Best all-time teamUS Dream Team 2Courtesy of

The US Olympic Basketball team has started a bunch of trash talk... against their own countrymen. Kobe Bryant and Lebron James are saying that their 2012 Olympic team is better than the 1992 team known as the "Dream Team" with Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, and Magic Johnson. Wow... talk about arrogance.

Twitter Talk Banned

Torn down from Twitter@spacehijackersCourtesy of @spacehijackers

The overall budget for the Olympic Games in London this year is 14.7 billion dollars. Of course, when people see that number, they ask why can't we use some of that money to feed starving people in other countries. You can expect to read about massive protests at the Olympics. Twitter has even banned a group called @spacehijackers for planning a protest through social media. Jeesh, get a life Twitter!

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The olympics is mesmerising. It is bringing to light the potential of more than 200 cou...
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the olympics are awesome
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i love olympic and sometimes i wish to take a part there
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