What Is the Most Exciting Olympic Event So Far?

The Summer 2012 Olympics have almost reached the halfway point. Which athlete or event has wowed you the most thus far?


Swimming, gymastics, diving, basketball... the list goes on of exciting Olympic events that have happened just one week into the Summer 2012 Olympics.

But what do you think has been the most exciting to date?

If you think the best one hasn't occurred yet, perhaps a track and field event, let us know! Which event or sport are you most looking forward to?

Jamie White (Editor) August 03, 2012 at 07:23 PM
Gymnastics & Swimming!
Karin Cunningham August 03, 2012 at 07:36 PM
Absolutely! Post some pics of Gabby! She's our favorite! We found a bunch on Google Images!
Jennifer van der Kleut August 03, 2012 at 07:38 PM
I was so shocked when Michael Phelps came in 4th! Thought for sure he would be dominating again like last time.
Austin Walsh August 03, 2012 at 07:53 PM
I think the races have been the most exciting major events so far, primarily because I have a difficult time getting into events that are decided by judges. In racing (swimming, biking, running, etc.), a photo finish and stop watch can settle any and all disagreements over who won. So there are rarely any valid arguments over who the winner is. And frequently, when the world's best athletes are competing, only a fraction of a second differentiates who earns the gold. But events that rely on a panel of judges to decide are frustrating to me because it is always subjective, and everyone sees and interprets the same event differently. The gold medal in a highly-competitive gymnastics competition could be awarded to the lesser athlete or team, based solely on the opinion of a few (albeit, expertly trained) people. That is difficult for me to accept. I suppose judges introduce the element of human error, which can be exciting. But I much prefer to know beyond a shadow of a doubt that the athletes on the medal stand are there in correct order.
Vanessa Castañeda (Editor) August 03, 2012 at 07:53 PM
He's probably a bit distracted by his new hot tub line.
Joan S. Dentler (Editor) August 03, 2012 at 09:53 PM
The best is yet to come.....Olympians in the classic sense---the runners, jumpers, throwers of track and field--echoing the Olympian creed "Higher, Faster, Stronger" (but thus far, Gabby Douglas takes the cake)
Steve Hayes August 03, 2012 at 10:21 PM
I enjoyed the Womens Eight Rowing - combination of great location, terrific video shots from above the boats, teamwork, power, coordination, speed and victory. Did not know the outcome before the broadcast.
Rick Eymer August 04, 2012 at 12:16 AM
Steve, That was a great race and an under appreciated sport. The Americans were terrific, holding off Canada. Even better, two of the women attended school in the Bay Area (Kohler went to Cal, Logan went to Stanford).
Joan S. Dentler (Editor) August 04, 2012 at 12:25 AM
Note to Patch HQ.....send one of us to Rio in 2016 for live coverage!
Jamie White (Editor) August 04, 2012 at 10:27 PM
LOL! Maybe we'll have a Rio Patch by then, I call dibbs ; )
Jamie White (Editor) August 04, 2012 at 10:27 PM
Trampoline, I must say was very exciting to watch this morning!
Rob Chapman August 05, 2012 at 06:47 AM
Hey, if we're lucky, NBC will actually air the 2016 Olympics live instead of tape delay.


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