Can you believe it was four years ago that we saw Michael Phelps win gold medal after gold medal...after gold medal? No? Neither can we.
But luckily it is time for another round of Summer Olympics -- this time in one of the favorite places for collegiettes to study abroad: London!
With the upcoming opening ceremony and days of races, competitions, and getting to know the Olympians as well as LeBron James and Katie Holmes, the collegiettes at Her Campus are getting anxious! So we wanted to share with you what we’re most looking forward to -- and hope you’ll do the same by leaving a comment below!
Just one thing: David Beckham.
- Alexandra Churchill, Editorial Intern, University of New Hampshire
I was a gymnast from preschool to high school, so it's always my favorite event to watch. This year, I'm even more excited because gymnast Aly Raisman comes from my hometown! We went to high school together and even spent a few years at the same gym. Go Aly!
- Hannah Orenstein, High School Editor, New York University
I'm looking most forward to gymnastics. It's my favorite summer Olympic sport. I'm super sad that Shawn Johnson, Alicia Sacramone, and Nastia Liukin won't be competing this year...I mean did you see Nastia's fall during trials? It was heartbreaking! And adorable little Shawn has always been my favorite with her fierceness. When I was bored I used to watch gymnastics competitions throughout the year and always loved her, but I understand and respect their decisions to retire and am hoping to find some new favorites as I'm sure we still have a stellar team. I also enjoy watching volleyball and diving.
- Taylor Bass, Campus Correspondent, Wellseley College
I studied abroad in London last semester, and I lived right across from where the stadium was built! I can't wait to watch the coverage and see all the places I fell in love with (and have the rest of the world see them, too!).
- Amanda Quain, Campus Correspondent, Cornell University
I am really looking forward to watching the incredible men's swim team, and of course gymnastics! All the athletes are amazing and inspirational though and I'd love to watch at least a little bit of every sport. I'm so excited to have these strong and amazing athletes motivate me to get out there and continue to work on my fitness goals.
- Rachel Crocetti,Campus Correspondent, Hofstra University
I'm looking forward to seeing whether or not Ryan Lochte can beat Michael Phelps. I'm torn between the two because Phelps went to Michigan but Lochte is beautiful (as you can see my priorities are not really in order). I'm also really looking forward to watching gymnastics and seeing Aly Raisman compete, who is my friend's cousin and from the town next to mine, so that's very exciting.
- Sammie Levin, Health Editor, University of Michigan