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What to expect at London Olympics: Introduction (2)

(People's Daily Online)

08:43, July 25, 2012

Regarding foreign sports stars, if the Swiss “god of tennis” Roger Federer, who has just won the Wimbledon Championships, win the gold medal in the London Olympics, he will reach a new high peak in his career and become an even perfect sports idol. The U.S. “flying fish” Michael Phelps, who amazingly won eight gold medals in the Beijing Olympics, will show again in the London Olympics and people are eagerly expecting his new performance. Although the fierce war of the 100-meter race among Usain Bolt, Tyson Gay, Asafa Powell and others will last only about 9 seconds, it will still be one of the most attractive events in London. In the basketball field, the U.S. basketball “dream team” consisting of stars including Kobe Bryant and LeBron James will give us a most exciting basket performance. Their mission is not to win the gold medal but is to win it in a beautiful way.

In addition, the London Olympics is the first Olympics after social media, such as Twitter, Facebook and micro-blog, were widely popularized. Many believe that the London Olympics will be an Olympics of social media. Even officials of the London Olympic Organizing Committee have to admit that people will pay attention to the London Olympics in a different way. In senior netizens' opinion, the newspaper, TV and portal Website are all out of date already, and you will be able to get too much information by just touching several keys of your mobile phone or refreshing your micro-blog.

Let us get prepared by adjusting our watches and timetables and follow the London time between July 27 and Aug. 12.

Source: People's Daily Overseas Edition; Author: Luo Jun
Read the Chinese version: 伦敦奥运看什么

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