With the 2012 Summer Games less than four months away, pundits are already predicting podium positions.
Third-world nations are pinning their hopes on Olympic delegations totaling one—maybe two—athletes to bring home a medal. Any medal.
Elsewhere, writers are beginning to pepper the sports pages with interesting back stories and human-interest angles.
But this is not about any of that.
No—here are five questions every ardent Olympic fan will eventually have to confront as the opening ceremonies (July 27) draw near.
But we have answers.