London 2012 Olympics: 7 Events You Won't Want to Miss

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London 2012 Olympics: 7 Events You Won't Want to Miss
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As the Opening Ceremony for the 2012 Olympic Games in London draws nearer, athletes around the world are preparing for the ultimate test of their ability.

With an estimated 10,500 athletes participating in 302 events between July 27 and August 12, the Olympics by itself is a can't-miss event that will be watched by millions of people around the world.

The 2012 London Olympics will have its fair share of headlines to watch—from Michael Phelps' follow-up to his record eight gold medals in the 2008 Olympics to Saudi Arabia allowing its women to compete in the Olympics for the first time ever (from the Huffington Post).

Here we take a look at seven events that you won't want to miss when watching the 2012 London Summer Olympics.

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