You may have noticed that I talk about sport quite a lot and I have to confess it is a bit of an obsession for me. Aside from my work in the studio, recording music, sport really is my passion in life – I’ll watch anything, even a bit of show jumping if it’s on. So two weeks of solid sport sounds like heaven to me but obviously I can’t watch everything so I’ve made a list of the main things I’d like to see during the Olympics. Here are a few of my top things to watch during London 2012:
- Road cycling: 28/29 July and 1 August 2012
- Men’s 100m: 4/5 August 2012
- Football: 25 July: 11 August 2012
- Tennis: 28 July: 5 August 2012
- Canoe slalom: 29 July -2 August 2012
I don’t mind the other types of cycling – track, MTB etc. – but road racing is my favourite, probably because of watching the Tour de France. The men’s race is one of the first events of the games, on Saturday 28 July, so let’s hope we start as we mean to go on with Mark Cavendish winning gold for us.
It’s one of the shortest events but also one of the most exciting, as well as being the hottest ticket in town. He’s had a patchy season so far but Usain Bolt is still the favourite and I’ll definitely be tuning in to see if he can beat his own world record.
It doesn’t feel quite right without many of our star England players, not to mention David Beckham, but I’ll still be following the football with interest to see how we get on. I’ll probably watch the women’s matches too.
Having reached his first Wimbledon final this year, Andy Murray turns his attention to a gold medal. But will Federer stand in his way for that one as well?
The thing I love about the Olympics is that you get to watch lots of random sport you otherwise wouldn’t. I’ll probably get wrapped up in the table tennis or the fencing as well but canoe slalom is one of those sports that I love watching when it’s on – which is about once every four years.