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.
Olympic sports in NYC: An A-Z guide of where to play
Try almost every Olympic sport without leaving town.
Date these single New York athletes
We scoured sports teams and athletic clubs to bring you available, active locals.
Top sports art to get you psyched about the Olympics
From baseball and basketball to weight lifting and wrestling, TONY offers its Olympics-size survey of sports art.
The top 50 sports films of all time
Get into the game with our definitive list of the best movies about athletics.
Date these Olympians
Yup, date these guys. Plus, three more who competed in Olympic trials.
Join the London 2012 Olympic Games craze
These local sports venues and events tap into the fervor across the pond.
Photos: Viewing party at Eventi Plaza
Sports fans and those who just look the part celebrated the Opening Ceremonies.
Joe Klamar's controversial photos of the U.S. team go on display at the powerHouse Arena.
The ultimate Olympics playlist
Pump up your adrenaline in support of Team USA with these winning tunes.
10 best sports bars
Believe it or not, some sports bars don't suck—try one of these standouts.
The Anglophile's guide to NYC
Missing Blighty? Have a cuppa, don your best mod gear and pretend you're a Brit for a day.
International beauty products
Make pampering an international event with these worldly beauty products, which hail from countries participating in the Summer Olympics.