Okay so if you’re settling down over the next 16 days to watch the Olympics on a television screen; we’ve already told you how to get the best out of watching at home, on live screens and on the go (read that here), but what about what to watch?
The Men’s singles Tennis: Saturday, July 28 at 11.30 am
The competition start tomorrow and with Rafael Nadal not in the competition, it no doubt leaves the top players as Novak Djokovic, Wimbledon 2012 champion Roger Federer and runner up Andy Murray.
Murray is reportedly keen to wash away the memories of losing in the Wimbledon final to Federer by taking home the Gold medal this year. It would be somewhat fitting for a Brit to win gold at the London Olympics wouldn’t it?
Djokovic is no doubt the favourite to take home the Gold medal however he has to push the thought of losing his World number 1 ranking spot and not keeping his Wimbledon title from just a few weeks ago. Federer will of course want to win Gold. He’s World Number 1 and he just won Wimbledon and how fitting it would be to take home the gold and possibly, maybe, just retiring while going out on top?
The top eight seeds are as follows: Roger Federer (Switzerland), Novak Djokovic (Serbia), Andy Murray (Great Britain), David Ferrer (Spain), Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (France), Tomas Berdych (Czech Republic), Janko Tipsarevic (Serbia), and Juan Martin Del Potro (Argentina).
The Great Britian Football in Men’s Football - GB v United Arab Emirates – Sunday, July 29 at 7.45pm
40 years. That is the amount of time its been since Great Britain entered a men’s football team into the Olympics and ok so Goldenballs isn’t going to be on the pitch (major boo) but here’s a chance to see what England might have been able to do now that the have Ryan Giggs on the team.
The squad line up is as follows: J Allen (Swansea), C Bellamy (Liverpool), R Bertrand (Chelsea), J Butland (Birmingham), S Caulker (Tottenham), T Cleverley (Manchester United), J Cork (Southampton), C Dawson (West Brom), R Giggs (Manchester United), A Ramsey (Arsenal), M Richards (Manchester City), D Rose (Tottenham), S Sinclair (Swansea), M Sordell (Bolton), J Steele (Middlesbrough), D Sturridge (Chelsea), N Taylor (Swansea), J Tomkins (West Ham)
Tom Daley Diving in the Men’s Synchronised 10m Platform Final – Monday, July 30 at 3pm
There is no doubt that the Great British public have a soft spot for Tom Daley. He won 2 gold medals at the 2010 Commonwealth Games and is one of Britain’s brightest hopes for gold at the London 2012 Olympics. Alongside his huge success, he has had to cope with the heartbreak of losing his father while under the glare of the world’s media and growing up at the same time. There’s no doubt that everyone will be rooting for this young man to take home the Gold medal.
Bradley Wiggins in Road Cycling: Men’s Individual Time Trial – Wednesday, August 1 at 2.15pm
So Mr Wiggins has already won the Tour de France but that surely can’t be enough? How fitting it would be for him to also take home the Gold at the Olympics.