The 2016 Summer Olympic Games are fast approaching, set to begin on August 5. While you can’t be in Rio yourself, you’ll need a decent television provider so you can spend lots of time watching the games. With DirecTV, you’ll get exclusive sports channels you can’t get from just regular cable, HD and the ability to watch the games on your TV, computer or mobile phone, wherever you are.
The games are sure to be exciting this year, with many storylines to follow. The following are some storylines to follow this summer as soon as you get your DirecTV installation in San Bernardino County:
- Phelps returns: The swimmer that has won more Olympic gold medals than any other athlete will return to the pool in the 2016 Summer Olympics. This will be his fifth and most likely last Olympic games.
- Bolt’s last performance: The runner will try to win the 100 meters, 200 meters and 4x 100- meter relay for the third time. He will turn 30 on the day of the closing ceremonies. Can he do it one more time?
- Millions of viewers: The Rio games are going to be the most-watched television event in U.S. history. More than 200 million people watched the London games but the Rio Olympics will be aired only one hour ahead of the Eastern Time Zone, which will draw more live viewers.
- Golf will be featured: The sport of golf has been absent from the Olympics for 112 years. Following the men’s and women’s competitions, the golf course will remain open in Rio, although many doubt that golf will become popular in Brazil.
- Serena and Venus are back as a pair: Serena Williams will be defending a gold medal in singles and a medal in doubles with her sister Venus. The two have not played together since the 2014 U.S. Open.
- Gabby Douglas comes back: Although competition may be tight, Douglas is looking for another win. If she does win gold, she’d be the second all-around champion to compete at back-to-back Olympics in the world.
- Missy Franklin will show what she’s got: In London, Missy Franklin won four gold medals and a bronze in the pool. Now, at 21 years old, she’s ready to go at it again.
- Refugee team: The Olympics will welcome 10 athletes with refugee status this year in Rio. These athletes have no nation, no flag and no anthem.
- Curry to dominate on the court: NBA MVP Stephen Curry will play in his first Olympic games this August. He’ll most likely be the center of attention on Team USA.
- Almost time for a different voice: NBC’s Bob Costas has served as the primetime host for every Olympics since 1992. Now in his mid 60s, this may be the last Olympics with him as the main voice for the United States.
You won’t want to miss this year’s fun, so make sure to get DirecTV installation in San Bernardino County soon. Visit JDS Systems for more information.