Summer Olympic Games in London will be the most significant event in the sports world of the planet.
Competitions of such level has traditionally attracted to sports arenas and TV screens, millions of fans.
Most exciting for Russians, of course, will be those sports in which our country is a leader.
What are the forecasts of the Russian national team performance?
London Olympics will be held from July 27 toAugust 12, 2012. According to RIA "Novosti", the composition of the Russian Olympic team will be known no earlier than 11 July 2012. It is expected that the game will go 440-450 Russian athletes to compete for 302 sets of medals in 37 sports.
To make informed predictions aboutresults of performance of the Russian team at the Olympics in 2012, it is necessary to take into account the results of the performances of our athletes over the past four years. Analysts argue that since the Olympic Games in Beijing, the balance of power has not changed. In overall summer sports continue to lead the Chinese athletes, followed by athletes from the United States and the Russian Federation team objectively occupies an honorable third position.
Before the main rivals to the Russian athletesaccess will be extremely difficult, and among the possible contenders for the third closest to the Russian representatives selected the UK. Landlords upcoming games certainly make every effort to not only adequately address the "home" scene, but also to snatch the third position in Russia. In these circumstances, the Russian Olympic team faces a difficult task - to speak in full force, showing the results of not less than the past in recent years the world championships.
Place team of the Russian national team will bedepend primarily on the performance of athletes. Analysts here believe that the Russians can claim a minimum of six medals the highest positive qualities as much "gold" was won by athletes at the games in Beijing. Some experts believe that the Russian athletes can receive up to 19 medals the highest standard in these kinds of programs.
Some fear inspires preparation Russianswimmers. Swimming is the second highest number of sets played out awards, but to compete on equal terms with the Americans, Russian athletes will obviously be difficult in these kinds of the Olympic program.
Great hopes are pinned on the trainers of fighters,who always come to the rescue team in difficult conditions. At the Olympics in London in this sport it is scheduled to receive at least three gold medals. In other sports, the alignment of forces suggests that, of the Russian athletes are able to keep the bar for awards at the Beijing Olympics. At the end of the previous Olympic Games Russia was third in the unofficial standings, having won 72 medals, of them - 23 gold, 21 silver and 28 bronze.
Making accurate predictions on the number of medals -a thankless task. There were cases when such forecasts broken of unforeseen circumstances, such as those associated with injuries to athletes. Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said that in London, the main struggle in the non-medal standings will be between Russian and British athletes. Sports officials are confident that Russia will keep its third place at these Olympics.</ P>