WHEN: August 3rd-12th
WHERE: Olympic Stadium
- Fastest men alive: Can 100 and 200-meter dash world record-holder Usain Bolt out-duel compatriot Yohan Blake, who beat him in both events during trials? Do feisty Americans Tyson Gay and Justin Gatlin have a shot?
- Lolo's a longshot: American sweetheart Lolo Jones tries to pick up an upset win to avenge a heartbreaking fall from the lead in Beijing.
- Blades of glory: South African Oscar "Blade Runner" Pistorius competes on 400-meter dash and relays.
- The Greatest: 24-year-old American Ashton Eaton is only getting better after setting the world record in the decathlon at the U.S. Olympic trials.
- Chinese champion?: Men's hurdler Liu Xiang (the 2004 champion) is in good position to win the 110-meter hurdles in order to make up for a heartbreaking pull-out in Beijing.
- Felix chases gold: American sprinter Allyson Felix has all the hardware a track athlete can hope for—except an individual Olympic gold. She will go for the double in both the 100 and 200.
- De-throning the greatest: American Jenn Suhr aims to take gold in the women's pole vault in an upset bid against Russian world record-holder Yelena Isinbayeva.
- Blake will win the 100 and Bolt will take the 200. Gay will win bronze in the 100.
- This is painful to say, but Lolo won't find the podium.
- Pistorius won't medal but will provide a memorable moment nonetheless as he steps to the starting line.
- Eaton will break his own record by improving in the throws, particularly the discus.
- Liu won't miss this opportunity to make his homeland proud.
- Felix will win the 200 but fail to medal in the 100.
- Suhr breaks through and upsets Isinbayeva.