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5 Things To Watch For In The 2012 Olympics

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words // Brandon Richard
Tonight, the four-year wait concludes as the 2012 Olympic Games get underway with Opening Ceremony in London. Over the next two and a half weeks, around 10,500 of the world's best athletes representing 204 nations and territories are competing in 302 events covering 26 sports at what is officially known as The Games of the XXX Olympiad. The Games are expected to draw more than 500,000 spectators and more than 9,000,000 seating tickets have been sold, events ranging from $30 to $3,000 for the best seats in tonight's ceremony. Including 1908 and 1948, this will mark the third time London has hosted the Olympics.
In anticipation of the 2012 Games, we've compiled a list of five storylines to watch for in the weeks ahead. In 2008, the headlines were dominated by the jaw-dropping Opening Ceremony, Michael Phelps' dominance in the pool, the "Redeem Team," Usain Bolt's record-breaking sprints, Messi and Argentina's run to soccer gold, Bryan Clay's decathlon performance and Nastia Lukin and Shawn Johnson's 1-2 finish in the All-Around Gymnastics event to name a few. Which stories are likely to generate similar buzz this year? Check out five that we selected and let us know what events yo...
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