-Cycling (road and track)
But I'm happy to watch anything Apart from rhythmic gymnastics and synchronised swimming!
PJS wrote:I can not wait for London 2012 - I will spend 2 weeks glued to multiple TV screens...I failed to get any tickets - but never mind.
In terms of sports ( and because I have too much time on my hands ) - Alphabetically (Part 1)
Archery - taking place at Lord's which should be interesting. I predict Team GB might get one medal but its not one of my highlights.
Badminton - I have really enjoyed playing this in the past and so have a soft spot. Recent mixed doubles pairing beat World number 1 however Team GB likely to miss out on medals.
Basketball - I think there is a strong argument against its inclusion. Team GB unlikely to medal.
Beach Volleyball - Just daft to include it but am strangely drawn to watch the ladies
Boxing - Looking forward to this. Team GB could have its best return ever and I going out on a limb and predict 4 medals and one of the stars of the Olympics Anthony Joshua
Canoe Slalom - What a lovely arena they have built but failed to get tickets. Team GB would be very disappointed not to get two medals.
Canoe Sprint - in years gone by I would have passed on this... but Team GB have put a lot of effort into talent ID and results have been very encouraging. I predict 3 medals.
Cycling - love it! Dam the authorities who restricted the track programme to 1 competitor per nation - a real attempt to stifle Team GB's dominance. No matter I predict 3 golds in the velodrome. I also expect 2 or 3 medals from the road and other disciplines.
Diving - sorry, not interested and dont understand the BBC's fixation with young Daley.
Equestrian - again, not very keen but have followed Team GB results and it looks set to be a very good return of medals.
Fencing - I acknowledge that there is a correlation between my interest and how well Team GB are likely to do in some of the minor sports. Here team GB will struggle and so I struggle to find enthusiasm, but wish our competitors well.
Football - I dont think it belongs in the Olympics... but I am still trying to predict the Team GB squad.
Gymnastics - Again, not keen. Its something about a sport that relies on marks from judges that makes me question it. However, Team GB may get a medal.
Handball - looking forward to this. I think it will be one of the surprise stars of the Olympics and Team GB will make good account of themselves considering they have never been represented before.
PJS wrote:Part 2
Hockey - will pay some attention to Team GB results but think we are going to miss out on the men's event but might get a medal in the ladies.
Judo - having practised martial arts I enjoy the whole spectacle of this. Would be great if Team GB can turn around what has been a disappointing run in the Olympics...Where is Brian Jacks these days!
Modern Pentathlon - Team GB, especially the Women's event, could do very well.
Rowing - Love it! This really could be the most exciting event ever in the history of Team GB at a regatta...please, please let Kathrine Grainger win a gold... A return of 5 golds would not be unthinkable.
Sailing - an event I find benefits from highlights but Team GB will dominate - I am hoping for 4 golds.
Shooting - one gets the impression no one (Seb Coe, TV companies) likes shooting apart from the Shooting fraternity..Team GB to get 2 medals but it still wont make them popular.
Swimming - In my top 5 events. Team GB could have its best Olympic Gala in the modern era, particularly the women's events but it is so competitive the margins for victory so slight. Fran Halsall to finally get wider recognition and Jemma Lowe to win 200 Butterfly.
Table Tennis - improved by game exponentially when in China for 6 months...but Team GB no chance.
Taekwondo - If you dont know Sarah Stevenson's story ...please research...before all the hyperbola I wish her all the success possible.
Tennis - another sport I would choose not to participate in the Olympics.
Triathalon - Two brothers representing team GB which one will be on top of the podium.
Volleyball - a great team sport but unlikely Team GB will medal
W - waterpolo,weightlifting,wrestling... must be something about sports beggining with "W" but no medals and no interest
wow...I feel so much better to have put my views on record...
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