Guide to Games

THE countdown is well and truly on.

There is little time left to bank some early nights before a nation of sporting fans begins two weeks of sleep-deprived, Olympics obsession.

From July 27, London will play host to the world's best athletes at the 30th Olympiad, but for us Antipodeans all the action will take place overnight, leading to a bleary-eyed workforce for the 16 days of the Games.

To help you prioritise your Olympics viewing, The Gympie Times will publish a special 16-page armchair guide.

The liftout, to be inserted in Friday's paper, will feature a comprehensive schedule, detailing dates and times for all Olympic events.

There will also be a showcase of Australia's best medal chances and details of the key match-ups at the Games, so you can cherry-pick your activities.

For history buffs there is a special treat, with an honour roll of all Australia's 134 gold medal winners since the modern Olympics began in 1896, when Edwin Flack grabbed track glory in the 800m and 1500m.

Throughout the London Olympics, The Gympie Times will provide up-to-the-minute results on its website,, and in the newspaper will provide analysis and previews each day, as well as making sure you know how our regional athletes are performing.

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