London 2012 Olympic Games: A guide for the New Yorker

Trust us, the London 2012 Olympic Games are best experienced in NYC. We’ve found great spots for watching the action, where to try out Olympic sports and more.

Photograph: London 2012
The torch of the London 2012 Olympic Games

If you're watching the London 2012 Olympic Games from afar (and believe us, you're best off avoiding that shitshow), here's what you need to know to get the most out of the Olympiad from the safety of New York: From bluffer's guides to each Olympic sport, to the venues, to where you can try Olympic sports in NYC, and—most importantly—where to booze while watching athletes embody human achievement.

The London 2012 Olympic Games officially begin on July 27 (the first round of women's soccer kicks off on July 25 and the men's soccer on July 26) and runs to the closing ceremony on August 12.

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