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Even though the athletics (track and field) events do not officially start until August 3, I heard news that the Olympic cauldron has been moved to a more safer place within the Olympic stadium. Therefore, the organizers can prepare the site for athletic competition. With 47 different events (and 141 Olympic medals to go for), it is the marquis sport of the Olympic Games. For a preview of the August 3 medal and qualification events, come here. Link: http://www.london2012.com/athletics/schedule-and-results/day=3-august/all-day.html
The general cycling events at the 2012 Summer Olympics begin with the road races and its respective time trials for men and women. After these events are concluded, the track events take over at the velodrome venue, from August 2 to 7. Once they are done, the individual BMX races (men and women) start on August 8 to 10. Finally, the men's and women's cross-country mountain bike racing will be held in the last two days of Olympic competition. Also, the men's road race event will be the first one, in this sport, to hand out the Olympic medals, on July 28. July 29 will be the medal race for the