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The Best Summer Olympic Games Event

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The best summer Olympic Games events are those cant-miss sports at the Summer Olympics. Whether the event is a popular sport with well-known athletes or simply fun to watch, each offers something different for viewers and fans alike. Which Summer Olympics sport is the absolute best? Vote for your favorites and re-rank this list your way below!

For Americans, basketball is often the most-followed sport at the Summer Olympics not to mention a highly popular sport nationally. It helps that the U.S. Men's Basketball Team roster is made up of some of the best and most beloved stars of the NBA. Only once since the sport was added to the Olympics did the United States team not bring home a medal in basketball but in 1980 they didn't even compete as one of many nations to boycott the games.

Recently however other events have been capturing the attention of fans with so many inspirational stories. Viewers were glued to the swimming lanes in 2008 when Michael Phelps set numerous Olympic records and brought home eight gold medals. As a bonus, the sport also happens to include hot male swimmers and some of the hottest women in the Olympic team.

The best summer Olympic Games event is often a matter if preference for the fans watching around the world, but for the athletes competing, it's their chance at being named the best on the planet in their discipline. So whether your favorite sport is gymnastics, beach volleyball, track and field or soccer, the Summer Olympics provides a bit of something for everyone with each event both entertaining and fulfilling the dreams of athletes around the world.

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    Athletics (Track and Field) is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Summer Olympic Games Event

    Athletics (Track and Field)

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    Basketball is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Summer Olympic Games Event

    Basketball

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    Archery is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Summer Olympic Games Event

    Archery

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    Tennis is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Summer Olympic Games Event

    Tennis

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    Road Cycling is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Summer Olympic Games Event

    Road Cycling

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    Rowing is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Summer Olympic Games Event

    Rowing

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    Weightlifting is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Summer Olympic Games Event

    Weightlifting

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    Indoor Volleyball is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Summer Olympic Games Event

    Indoor Volleyball

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    Synchronized Swimming is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Summer Olympic Games Event

    Synchronized Swimming

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    Shooting is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Summer Olympic Games Event

    Shooting

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    Kayaking is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Summer Olympic Games Event

    Kayaking

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    Table Tennis is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Summer Olympic Games Event

    Table Tennis

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    Equestrian Jumping is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Summer Olympic Games Event

    Equestrian Jumping

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    Mountain Biking is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Summer Olympic Games Event

    Mountain Biking

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    BMX is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Summer Olympic Games Event

    BMX

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    Taekwondo is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Summer Olympic Games Event

    Taekwondo

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    Judo is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Summer Olympic Games Event

    Judo

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    Badminton is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Summer Olympic Games Event

    Badminton

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    Rhythmic Gymnastics is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Summer Olympic Games Event

    Rhythmic Gymnastics

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    Trampoline is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Summer Olympic Games Event

    Trampoline

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    Greco-Roman Wrestling is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Summer Olympic Games Event

    Greco-Roman Wrestling

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    Equestrian Eventing is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Summer Olympic Games Event

    Equestrian Eventing

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    Sailing is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Summer Olympic Games Event

    Sailing

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    Equestrian Dressage is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Summer Olympic Games Event

    Equestrian Dressage

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