The triple jump is very intriguing. I don't know what Phillips Idowu is doing - he's like the Scarlet Pimpernel!
I have no idea what his current form is, he's effectively gone into hiding. He's playing a bit of a game with Charles van Commennee but you know what? I'm cool with that.
If this is what he feels he needs to do to give himself the best possible chance of a medal, then fine. There are two fantastic American jumpers in Christian Taylor and Will Claye, but Phillips would have been hurt by losing out to Nelson Evora last time and he will want to make amends.
The high jump has seen a star emerge this year — Robbie Grabarz has come into the sport after a change in attitude last year. He suddenly woke up and realised he had a chance to do something special. He's jumped 2.36m and won the Euros. It's one of the toughest events, in world terms, with the three Russians who are jumping up to 2.39, and then you have Jesse Williams the American who is a class act.
Robbie could jump a lifetime best and not get a medal — but he could jump a lifetime best and win. Williams goes in as favourite, but if Robbie can grab a medal that would be brilliant.
Let's hope for a bit of rain and wind — for two reasons: the rain won't bother him, but it will bother the others. Ivan Ukhov, the Russian, jumps in sprinters' spikes. When it rains, he can't jump! You almost lose one of the main medal contenders if it rains, so clearly the conditions will make a difference.
Robbie's emergency should also give a bit of context to young Adam Gemili. Both have come on the scene this season, with Gemili getting the headlines because it's the 100m. But Robbie is fourth in the world at the moment and goes into the Olympics as European champion, while Gemili is nowhere near the top 10.
So we have to be realistic with Gemili and not put too much pressure on him, whereas in the high jump they'll all be eyeballing Robbie wondering what he can do.
Former javelin world record holder and twice Olympic silver medallist Steve Backley will be an expert consultant for Eurosport-Yahoo! during the London 2012 Games.