Four local athletes begin their quest for Olympic gold when the 2012 London Olympic Games start at 1:30 p.m. today (London Time) with the opening ceremonies.
American swimmers of Lake Forest and of Winnetka start racing Saturday while Deerfield High School graduate and Riverwoods native will wait until August 3. Lake Forest High School graduate and team member, , starts competing in the pole vault August 4.
Though only some of their performances will be on national television, every jump, dive and swim can be seen live by computer streaming through Comcast or other Internet providers.
Patch has compiled a schedule for all four athletes. Just click on their name below to see the specific schedule.
Patch has a complete roundup of all its Olympic coverage.