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Olympic Weekend Preview: Who will be this weekend’s warriors?

If you want to be in on the Olympic action this weekend be sure to catch these events (as a great air conditioning break from the dog days of summer):

Track and Field

Today marks the beginning of the track and field events.  Make sure that you catch Yohan Blake (a Jamaican runner in the 100 and 200m events) try to steal the title of fastest man in the world from his teammate and countryman, Usain Bolt (who is also racing in those events).  Is Blake v. Bolt the land version of the sea’s Lochte v. Phelps?  The 100m event will take place this Sunday, while the 200m event will not occur until later this week.


There has been a bit of tennis overload between the professional tournaments and you working on your serve this summer, but the ultimate tennis title is up for grabs this weekend with the Olympics finals.  Women’s and men’s singles, mixed doubles, and men’s and women’s doubles finals all take place this weekend. Hopefully, Serena Williams’ can pull off the singles win – should be a piece of cake since she isn’t competing in doubles like the doubleheader she had at Wimbledon early this summer.  Federer (#1 in the world) has locked in a spot in the finals where he will take on one of his usual competitors – Djokovic or Murray (you know the home crowd is pulling for the Murray/Federer rematch). I don’t know about you, but I don’t mind a little deja vu!

Beach Volleyball
Both men’s and women’s beach volleyball continue throughout the weekend as USA’s duo Rogers and Dalhausser look to continue their winning streak in the men’s tourney.  In 2008, at the Beijing Games, they took home the gold medal. Currently ranked #1, the duo is looking to do something no one has ever done before in men’s volleyball – win back-to-back golds at the Olympics. In the women’s beach volleyball competition, Kessy and Ross look for the gold as well. Both girls are USC grads, and like all blond Trojans, look great in bikinis on the sand.  The duo has flied under the radar, but it’s evident they will make a splash in these games as they have proved to be dangerous in their Olympics pool.


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