The opening ceremonies of the London 2012 Olympics will be July 27, 2012. There is just something about the Olympics that brings out the pride you have in your country. You gather around the tv, or computer these days, to watch your favorite sport or athletes. You want to know all about what makes the sport “tick” and how the athletes have grown and got to the Olympics. Science plays a big part in the Olympics these days, just ask the swimmers about their gear! The Smithsonian Magazine has recently published several articles about the London 2012 Olympics. They offer a bit of history, science and news that will inform and possibly even fascinate you! Gateway to Science hopes you enjoy this Olympic season!