How excited are you for the upcoming Olympics, and what's your favorite event?
Natalia Lima, Senior, Turlock High School
The Olympics are cool for me because I love the excitement of the players. I mean, it's every athlete's dream to wear their country's colors at the Olympics. I am also very interested to find out who takes the gold in tennis because I'm sure some big-name players want redemption after all the upsets at Wimbledon and an added bonus, they are going to be playing at The All-England Club, the same place at which Wimbledon is played.
Julie Fogarty, Sophomore, Central Catholic High School
I can't wait for the Olympics! I'll especially be watching gymnastics, diving and synchronized diving, and soccer. The first three I'll watch mostly because they're really fun to watch and I am insanely jealous that I can't do that stuff. I'll watch soccer because I enjoy it, and really care about who wins (Team USA).
Taylor Menezes, Junior, Central Catholic High School
I usually don't watch the Olympics; I am too busy. I'll be lucky to have a couple of free hours to watch a Giants game once in a while.
Rubani Virk, Junior, Pitman High School
I am extremely excited for the upcoming 2012 Olympics, especially the beach volleyball!
Vasu Tadimeti, Modesto High School
I am extremely excited for the upcoming Olympics in London! My favorite events would have to be basketball and swimming, and I am eager to see if the USA Basketball team can win another gold medal like they did in Beijing four years ago. I will also be watching Michael Phelps, to see if he will set the record for most career gold medals in Olympic history! Overall, I cannot wait for the 2012 Olympics in London, and let's go USA!!
Patrick Germann, Graduate,Central Valley High School
I cannot put into words how excited I am to see Bode Miller tear up the slopes at this year's Games!
Gabriella Germann, Freshman, Central Valley High School
I am looking forward to the upcoming Olympics even though I am upset Rafael Nadal won't be playing for Spain's tennis team!
Keaton Crowder, Graduate, Hughson High School
The Olympics are always a time for countries to unite, and briefly dispel the troubled times the world is facing today. Besides, who cannot resist the urging temptation to watch the drama unfold on the table tennis court
table tennis table.
Lauren Stanislaw, Junior, Beyer High School
I kind of wish it was winter because luging and speed skating look fun! But I also like swimming and diving, and the whole Olympics in general is pretty cool.
Dominique Germann, Senior, Central Valley High School
As the Olympics is one of my favorite things of all time, I am super excited. I love all the events, but I do wish they would bring back croquet and tug of war.
This question is answered by membersof Teens in the Newsroom, a journalism programfor local high school students.