The London 2012 Olympic games are finally upon us and Thailand will be well represented by 37 athletes in over 20 different sporting events. While Thailand won’t be in the medal hunt against countries such as China, Russia and America who typically bring home the largest amount of medals, Thailand has respectfully brought home at least one gold in each of the Olympic games held since 1996. Thailand has a very good record in the sports of boxing and weight lifting and although those particular teams are in transition this year there are definitely opportunities to bring home some medals.
Other sports to watch the Thai team shine in will be Badminton, Volleyball and Eventing. Eventing you say? Eventing is a horse riding competition and this year Thailand has high hopes with Nina Lamsam Ligon who holds dual citizenship in Thailand and the United States. She has been in the U.K. since April practicing and competing in events and her outlook is good for an Olympic medal. She will represent Thailand against 9 other countries in this individual event.
While all the Thai athletes have been blessed by monks and have special charms and amulets for power and protection it would still be a good idea to tune in and cheer for the Thai team and give them that little extra push.
The 2012 Olympic Games start on Friday July 27th with the opening ceremony and will finish on August 12th. For more information on the Thai Olympic team you can check out Thai Olympic Committee and for up to date scores and medal counts you can access the Thailand 2012 Olympics Wikipedia page. There will also be updates here on any medals won.