- - Thursday, July 26, 2012

The 2012 London Olympics officially get underway July 27 and last until Aug. 12. More than 10,000 athletes representing 204 countries will be competing in 26 sports for a total of 302 events.

Check out The Washington Times’ special Olympics section to read about some of the early storylines — from the battle in the pool between Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte to all the “hoop-la” surrounding unique sports like rythmic gymnastics.

Either download the entire PDF of the section, or click on the individual stories in the special Olympics page at http://www.washingtontimes.com/specials/london-2012-olympics/.