Londoners who really love sports are in for a treat at this year's Olympics. Everything is practically at their fingertips. So I went and tracked down five of them about what their favourite sport is, what they'd be doing for the Olympics, and what the whole thing meant to them personally
And here's what they told me...
First up is Liam, a 26 year old journalism graduate from Islington who now works in PR. Liam once travelled 6000 miles to watch England play cricket in Cape Town.
"I've taken two weeks off work so I plan to take in as much of the Olympics as possible by watching coverage on a big screen in one of the parks. I shall be at Wembley to support Team GB and also have tickets to the basketball. To me an Olympian means being the product of four years hard work competing against the very best in your field to represent your country in the greatest athletic competition."
Second is Daniel, a 26 year old musical artist from Lewisham. Daniel is a die hard Manchester United fan who goes to as many games as can, and who watches the Diamond League athletics at Crystal Palace every year.
"My favourite events are football and athletics, so this year I'm going to the football. I've managed to get tickets for the group games and the semi finals. I believe having an Olympic Gold medal would be worth more than money itself."
Third is Alan, a 25 year old from Barnet who describes himself as a "graphic designer by day, and a graphic designer by night". Alan has recently developed a passion for 'figure running', which was inspired by the Olympics.
"I'll be experiencing Joyville at BT London Live, visiting the Olympic park in Stratford and supporting the GB Women Hockey team. I'll be watching the best events with friends and getting distracted by tweets / live updates while at work. To me, the Olympics is the biggest event in the world, literally, ever."
Forth comes Wes, a 28 year old transport design graduate and avid cyclist from Croydon who believes that the Olympics has really brought the sports fan out in him.
"I don't have tickets for any events so I've invited university friends to London to spend a day in the Olympic park. The plan is to soak up the vibe of the games and enjoy the atmosphere of the games in what looks like an amazing new green space for our city. To me the Olympics is the greatest show in the world!"
Last we have Nadia from Newham, a young athlete who'll be going to University in September and later qualify as a teacher.
"My favourite sport is sprinting. I'll enjoy the Olympics as a ball retriever for the Beach Volleyball. I get an amazing view of the game and I will be a part of the actual game! To me, the Olympics is a fantastic event that will benefit not only the athletes but the people of East London."