The Olympics are about to make their way to our television screens and I bet every sports enthusiast is eagerly waiting for the action to begin. In fact, if it was possible for those crazy enthusiasts, they would watch every single one of those 28 events and keep their television sets on 24×7. But given the time bound schedules of our busy lives, we simply can’t afford to do that. Fear not sports fans, however, as there is a solution for this problem. Why not just watch the best and most popular Olympics sports to make sure you don’t miss out on all of the important happenings that are bound to take place? Well if you agree with this plan, here’s a list of the top 10.

Athletics

Just Usain Bolt things!

Just Usain Bolt things!

In the world of sports, Olympics and Athletics are considered to be synonyms of each other. This may also explain why the opening and closing ceremonies of the Olympics always include athletics.

 

Aquatics

Do they look like mermaids to you too?

Do they look like mermaids to you too?

Ever heard of Michael Phelps? Well, just like him, there are many more heroes in Aquatics who will make it seem like there’s magic happening in that swimming pool.

 

Football

In the veins of millions!

In the veins of millions!

One of the most popular sport around the world, football is definitely an eagerly awaited event in the Olympics. After all, with the exception of the world cup, when else can you see so many countries competing with one another?

 

Gymnastics

Yes, no strings attached!

Yes, no strings attached!

Considered to be one of the toughest sports to participate in, gymnastics is no less than a visual treat. People hopping from one place to another, all the while flexing their muscles like they were made of elastic, is a sight to behold.

 

Basketball

Less than 6' hardly exists here

Less than 6 feet hardly exists here

Want to see the sports version of the Fast and the Furious? Well, then you better keep an eye out for those fast paced Basketball matches.

 

Tennis

Look out for the legends

Look out for the legends

Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Maria Sharapova and so on. With all these legends and many more taking part, how can one miss out on tennis during the Olympics? For us Indians, this is where Sania Mirza and Leander Paes can make a mark.

 

Weightlifting

Shoulders that carry something more than just responsibilities

Lifting more than just responsibilities

Not only will watching strong muscled athletes pick up heavy weights leave you awestruck, but it will also make you wonder how this is even humanely possible.

 

Archery

Always on target

Always on target

When you’ll see participants in the Olympics shoot their dart straight onto a target standing miles apart, you’ll give them a standing ovation through your television.

 

Wrestling

More than jut fighting

More than just fighting

Some may confuse it with WWE, but wrestling in Olympics consists of more than just action. It also involves disciplines and rules that make it such a treat to watch.

 

Judo

All you need is DISCIPLINE

All you need is DISCIPLINE

Judo, as they say, is the art of expressing inner strength in a rough yet disciplined manner. This explains why when watching Judo in Olympics, one simply can’t take their eyes off the TV screen.

Author Name: Kritika Sharma

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