Standard Sport assesses how some of the big sports fared in 2012 and their expectations for Rio.
Team GB will again rely on the big three in Jessica Ennis-Hill, Mo Farah, Greg Rutherford as they reunite for a potential repeat of London 2012.
Getting hold of last-minute tickets to the Olympics has become a sport in its own right, but there are plenty more ways to enjoy the action with your date, from free sporting events to sampling a bit of culture: If you fancy getting out and about with your date and enjoying the action; you can catch the marathon, walking and the triathlon for free in London or you could take a trip to the seaside to enjoy the sailing events in Weymouth.
There's no queuing for tickets, but you might need to jostle for a prime spot.
If you fancy seeing one of the Olympic themed exhibitions, then your best bet is to head to London, as the National Portrait Gallery, the Natural History Museum and the British Museum to name but a few, all have dedicated exhibitions.
This year, there are six gold medals up for grabs across three disciplines: dressage, show jumping and eventing.
According to CBS News' Mark Knoller, the World Games will have a notable guest in attendance when the action commences tomorrow: Twenty-six different events, almost all of which have their own separate disciplines, will take place in Los Angeles throughout the next week.
A full schedule is available on the Special Olympics' official site. It's been a great journey."The structure of the World Games might look a little unexpected for viewers at home.
The Community Games website has details of lots of ‘come and try’ events listed by county.It has been a while since the World Summer Games took place on American soil.In 1999, Raleigh, North Carolina, played host to the competition.We wouldn’t recommend settling down in front of the TV with your date until you have had at least a few dates, however if you can’t keep your eyes off the TV and want to meet your date in a public place then there are hundreds of outdoor screenings around the country.You could even pack a romantic picnic to get the most out of the experience and don’t forget the fizz to celebrate.