It’s always a special day when the world tunes in for the start of the summer Olympics. So, along with the official kick off of the London 2012 Olympics, here are eight great ways that you can mark this historic event:
Not satisfied with delayed telecasts? Want to keep informed of the every last contest decision and competition? Several websites are offering live coverage, day and night, updated schedules, scores and medals, and great video, pics and athlete profiles.
It’s always fun to watch the Olympics in the company of friends, but while you’re at it, you may as well enjoy some good food and drink. Local spots like Lazy Dog Cafe are celebrating the Olympics with special American-themed concoctions such as the seasonal Red, White and Blueberry Mason Jar Cocktail to help sports fans get in the spirit of the Games.
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Immerse yourself into the games with the London 2012 Olympics ‘Get Set’ initiative. The interactive program allows participants to communicate, collaborate and “create” their way through the historic event.
First Lady Michelle Obama encourages families and friends to organize Olympic-themed meet-ups and get-togethers as a way of supporting Team USA. Click here for tips on getting started.
What better way to enjoy the summer games than by getting in on the action? Organize a neighborhood basketball or volleyball game. Break out the bikes or hop into the pool for an impromptu day of races.
So, you’re crew isn’t exactly the moving and grooving type. Consider celebrating Team USA with all kinds of colorful, Olympic-themed arts and crafts. Decorate your house, car or office for a fun and festive feel.
If you or someone you know has the heart of a champion and wants the chance to go for the gold, reach out to local organizations to see how to get started. Not sure where to begin? Click here.
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