Many of us can recall sitting on the edge of our seats as we watched gymnast Kerri Strug stick her vault landing on an injured ankle in the 1996 Summer Olympics, securing the US the gold medal; or maybe we witnessed both North and South Korea put aside their political differences and walk under the same flag for the first time in the 2000 Olympics in Sydney. Bottom line—whether you only watch the commencement ceremony or record every event, the Olympics never cease to impress.
London was selected to host the 2012 Olympic games this summer and athletes will be taking over the city streets starting July 27 – August 12. So the Olympics are starting again—that’s nothing new, but what is so special about these games? Who are the athletes to watch for? Luckily ProjectParties.com has some answers for you.
It’s no surprise that the U.S has two athletes featured in the top 10 athletes to watch at the Olympics this year. Those athletes include swimming-sensation Michael Phelps and speed runner Allyson Felix.
Already a recipient of 14 Olympic gold medals, Michael Phelps has yet another opportunity to break a new record. If Phelps brings home three more medals, he will overtake Russian gymnast Larisa Latynina’s 18-medal collection—a new record that’s very obtainable for this phenomenon.
We also have Allyson Felix, three-time world champion in the 200, as she races for her first gold medal and attempts to beat her recent personal best time. During the Olympic trials in June Felix ran the 200-meter final, her signature event, in just 21.69 seconds. You won’t want to miss this athlete as she tries to run the most flawless race possible.
The Olympics only come once every four years so be sure to hit the sports bars or throw a house party so as not to miss out on this years sporting showcase!
To view the full top 10 athlete list visit http://www.kidzworld.com/article/27147-top-10-athletes-to-watch-at-the-olympics# and check out the official Olympic schedule at http://www.london2012.com/schedule-and-results/.