London 2012 Olympics: 8 Major Storylines Heading into the Games

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London 2012 Olympics: 8 Major Storylines Heading into the Games
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The 2012 Olympics in London are right around the corner, and I myself couldn’t be happier. There is plenty of intrigue heading into London, as these are the most highly anticipated Games ever.

There is no excuse for you to miss any event that you want to watch, as the NBC networks, both on TV and online, will be showing just over 5,500 hours of coverage.

Yes, folks, you read that right.

That number is nearly 2,000 more hours shown in Beijing, and absolutely trumps the 170 hours shown during the 1996 Atlanta Games.

Major storylines are everywhere, but below are a few that to me are the most intriguing. And yes, most of these involve the U.S., but as an American what do you expect.

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