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2012 Summer Olympic Printable Schedule

Gearing up for the Summer Olympics in a few weeks, I once again created a Summer Olympic printable schedule by going day-by-day through the posted schedule since I couldn’t find one in an easy-to-use format.  These times are for EST so check your own listings to make sure these are correct.  Since others asked last time, I put the Word Doc I created online and you can access it here since I made it a static page: http://tinyurl.com/summerolympics. (That url works if you want to tweet it so others can find it.)  It will be updated with new information whenever I see it.  And yes, you can watch the Olympics online, but we’re a gather-around-the-television type family more than a view-on-the-computer family.  So if you are too, here are all the events so you don’t miss one.

The Old Olympic trials schedule has been pushed down to the bottom of the page, and now you’ll find the schedule from pre-games (yes, there are sports that go on before the Opening Ceremony) to the Closing Ceremony in an easy-to-use, printable format.

Our must-see events this summer are anything swimming, all diving, and gymnastics.  How about you?


1 Sian { 06.23.12 at 12:58 pm }

Gymnastics (and the trampolining) is a favourite of mine. Looking forward to it, just a shame there has been such a scandal over tickets or the lack there of. Looking forward to watching but also looking forward to it all being over and done with!

2 Lollipop Goldstein { 06.23.12 at 1:01 pm }

I’ve totally missed news of a scandal! What happened?

The twins and I had a debate this week whether we’d ever want to see the Olympics live. As much as it would be exciting to be there, I have a feeling that the crowds and how far away our seats would be, etc would make it more unenjoyable (in the moment) than watching from home. I’d love to have the memories, but I also love being comfortable in my home, with popcorn and instant replay.

3 Emily @ablanket2keep { 06.23.12 at 1:04 pm }

OMG you are awesome!!! I was just trying to find a schedule and figure out how I am going to see everything I want to. Thank you, thank you!

4 JuliaKB { 06.23.12 at 1:41 pm }

As I have a newly minted Level 7 gymnast at home (well, at practice right now, but she lives here ;)), women’s gymnastics is a must. I already looked up the schedule for that– had to make sure she could go on a short overnight trip towards the end of the first week of the Olympics without missing much (she’ll have to watch vault finals when she gets back, but we figured that will be ok). My sister and I both used to be swimmers, so that’s on our agendas, even if it’s not on our husbands’ or Monkey’s. I also like diving, but am ok if I miss it.

Also? You rock. But you knew that. 🙂

5 Becky { 06.23.12 at 1:51 pm }

You do rock – thank you! The kid’s finally old enough this year to really be interested (although he loved just watching the girls on TV last time, as in he liked/s watching any girls. And yes, he was only 2.5 at the time). Looking foward to sharing it with him this year 🙂

6 k { 06.23.12 at 3:28 pm }

OMG thank you!!!

7 Patience { 06.23.12 at 5:34 pm }

I’m currently in Omaha for the swimming Olympic trials! My husband is a swim coach and we have three kids swimming in the meet. So excited to be here in person for the first time. Ill be blotting this week about out adventures. 🙂 We’re big fans of the Olympics as a whole. Thanks for creating this document!

8 Kathy { 06.23.12 at 8:51 pm }

I love that you do this (and have done it before)! I think I told you this last time, but I have done something like this before as we approach the Fall Season Premieres of television shows, so Bob and I can plot out what we want to watch, including any favs and what new ones we may want to check out.

I am really looking forward to the opening ceremony, the swimming and gymnastics too! I also like to find random (only at the Olys) sports to watch, like trampolining (but I don’t recall if that is summer or winter)! 🙂

9 Lisa { 06.23.12 at 10:22 pm }

You’re my hero!

10 Mali { 06.24.12 at 2:18 am }

I’m smiling at the thought you’re doing this. I have a dream that one day I might actually go to an Olympics. But considering I’ve missed Sydney and now London, I can’t foresee when it might ever be possible. I love track and field (in the dim and distant past I used to run and jump), swimming, rowing (simply because it’s one of the few events we have realistic medal chances), triathlon (my favourite Olympic moment ever was NZ coming 1st and 2nd in Athens), cycling – actually, pretty much anything where people are moving fast in a race to the finish line.

11 Queenie { 06.24.12 at 6:06 am }

I am going to the Olympics this summer, and super excited about it. I, too, think that they are probably best experienced from the couch, but I’ll update once I’ve actually gone. I think my seats are pretty crappy (I only sprung for the “cheap” tickets, which started at around $40 each and went up from there), but really I wanted to go for the experience of going, and not to see events up close.

12 Betty M { 06.24.12 at 6:24 pm }

I am beyond excited that the Olympics are coming to my city. I have tickets for hockey and badminton from the ballot. I am looking forward to the Opening Ceremony myself as I am a volunteer performer in it!

13 Shelley G { 06.24.12 at 7:55 pm }

LOVE you for the schedule!
I still love watching gymnastics. I have my whole life!

14 Kimberly { 06.26.12 at 1:24 am }

I’m always more of a Winter Olympics girl (I’m Canadian and its in my blood to watch all the curling, hockey and speed skating) and I always tell myself that I don’t enjoy the Summer Olympics. But every time the Summer Olympics rolls around, I catch myself glued to the TV. So while I think I won’t watch it, I know I will, so I will thank you in advance for the schedule.

Gymnastics, the biking (because one of my favorite Canadian speed skaters is also on the Canadian biking team) and anything in the pool are gonna be what grabs me and glues me to the TV.

15 AL { 07.24.12 at 1:31 am }

Looked everywhere for an easily printable version, and stumbled upon this. Thanks so much!

16 Kate { 07.24.12 at 3:50 pm }

Thank you so much. This saved me a lot of time, and I am sure it took YOU a lot of time!

17 Diane { 07.27.12 at 11:41 pm }

oh THANK YOU! I was just totally frustrated by my inability to find this information in an easily printable format and grumping about how I would have to compile it myself — and then I found this! This is going right up on our family corkboard!

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