THE SCOOP: THE LONDON 2012 GAMES
How To Follow The Olympics
Okay, so now that you’re an expert on the Olympics, you obviously want to watch every second of it this summer. NBC will be covering it on television, so check out what station you should turn to here. You may be anxiously wondering, “but wait, what about when I’m nowhere near a TV but NEED to find out the winner of equestrian show jumping IMMEDIATELY?!?!” Deep breaths, we (and modern technology) have your back. With these apps and sites, you can follow the Olympics wherever, whenever.
The World Wide Web
Phone & iPad Apps
Who To Watch
All Olympic athletes are worth watching—they are considered to be the best in the world, after all. But here’s a little list of some of the most prominent ones to look out for this summer.
In The Pool: Missy Franklin
At just 17 years old, swimmer Missy Franklin is, next to Michael Phelps, Team USA’s “biggest medal hope at the London Games,” Newsday says. Why? Well for starters, Missy (nicknamed “Missy the missle”) is the first American woman to qualify for seven events. This may be the first time she is competing in the Olympics, but she already has five medals to her name from last year’s World Aquatic Championships and she holds the world record for the 200-meter backstroke and US Record in the 100-meter. That’s not all: in 2011, she was named the FINA Swimmer or the Year. “By the closing ceremonies, she could be Team’s USA most famous and celebrated female athlete,” according to Newsday. Watch her to see history in the making.
On The Field: Abby Wambach & USA Women’s Soccer
Keep a close eye on Abby Wambach, forward for the U.S Women’s National Soccer Team for over a decade and considered one of the best soccer players of all time, because she and the team are determined (and destined) to add another gold to their collection. The team is ranked No.1 in the world by FIFA. They’re just as slamming off the field as they are on it—Abby and teammates were featured in the 2012 Body Issue for ESPN Magazine. Even more reason to watch ‘em.