We’re one month away from the London Olympic Summer Games! If the Queen’s Jubilee is any indication of whether the British are ready, I think we are in for a grand display. This will be the city’s third time hosting the Summer Olympics – a record.
Like in Beijing four years ago, US swimmer Michael Phelps is once again the Olympic centerpiece in London. Phelps will look to add to his collection of 16 medals (8 Golds from Bejing and 6 Golds from Athens). Phelps’ swimming teammate, Natalie Coughlin set an American female record for winning six medals in Beijing. With eleven medals in her Olympic history, she will go for her third consecutive Olympic Gold for the Backstroke in London.
Mike Krzyzewski will coach the USA mens basketball team for the last time in London. Fresh off his first NBA Championship, LeBron James will lead Team USA, also featuring Kevin Durant, Kobe Bryant, and Blake Griffin.
While the US mens soccer team did not qualify for London, the women will go for their third straight Gold behind goalkeeper Hope Solo.
The Opening Ceremonies for the London Games are on Friday night, July 27.