Sports fans around the world are eagerly awaiting the announcement of the world record-breaking race at the London Olympics, but few of them are quite sure when it will be held.
With so much to work out, experts say the organisers of the Games have been slow to announce the date, which will be a major challenge.
It’s expected to be held on the final day of August.
But it could still be in August or September at the earliest.
That means there will be several months of uncertainty before the official date is announced.
So, what can we expect?
A key question to ask is: will the date be held during the summer months, when most of the Olympics are held?
“You have to make a decision in August, September and October,” said Chris Barfield, head of cycling at the International Cycling Union.
“But it’s going to depend on how much the organisers have to do, so that depends on how many people show up to the games.”
So you’ll have to be very careful when you make that decision.
“Some athletes are hoping to start competing at the Games in September, with the aim of winning the prestigious Tour de France, which takes place in June.
Other, like Olympic bronze medallist Laura Trott, want to start the Games at the beginning of October to avoid any delay in the announcement.
But the organisers may have to find some time off for other competitions, like the World Championships.
And the fact that the Games will be run by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), rather than the governing body of the sport, could also make it more difficult for athletes to compete.
But some experts think the race will be worth it.”
It’s going a long way towards putting the brakes on the Olympic cycle, and hopefully in the future the Games are going to be the last big event in the cycle,” Barfield said.”
That would be great.