(Relaxnews) – Events opening the London Olympic Games include the men’s road race, men’s boxing, judo, handball, diving, swimming, among others. Here are a few key events to keep an eye on. All times listed are London time (GMT+1).
Men’s Road Race
Saturday, July 28, 11am
Cyclists will race 250km through the streets of London, starting off at Buckingham Palace and traversing six districts, along with nine laps around Box Hill.
Saturday, July 28: bantam (56kg) rounds begin at 2:30pm
Saturday, July 28: middle (75kg) weight rounds begin at 4pm
This weekend, amateur boxers hope to follow in the glory of Olympic gold winners Cassius Clay (later known as Muhammad Ali), George Foreman, and Oscar de la Hoya. All four Beijing medal winners have moved on, making the bantamweight class the most wide open of the ten divisions in London. Ones to watch: Lazaro Alvarez, Luke Campbell, Joe Nevin, Shiva Thapa, and Joseph Diaz Jr.
Saturday, July 28: elimination rounds for men’s 60kg and women’s 48kg begin at 9:30am
Gold medal finals for both events: 4pm for women, 4:10pm for men
Ones to watch: for men, world champion Masashi Ebinuama, Musa Mogushkov, and Leandro Cunha.
Saturday, July 28, 7:30pm: gold medal events start time
Sunday, July 29, 7:30pm: gold medal events start time
Fans of swimming can start watching heats beginning on Saturday at 11am, with qualifying rounds in various events running throughout the weekend, with gold medal events happening for 400m individual medley for men and women, men’s 100m breaststroke, men’s 400m freestyle, and women’s and men’s 4x100m freestyle. Ones to watch: Hannah Miley, Ryan Lochte, and Michael Phelps.
Saturday, July 28, 7:40pm: women’s individual foil gold medal match
Sunday, July 29, 7:10pm: men’s individual sabre gold medal match
The first two categories in 10 events for men’s and women’s fencing kick off this weekend, with gold and bronze medal events taking place on Saturday and Sunday. Total fencing competitors this year: 105 men and 107 women.