by Seyi Lawal
1. Olympic and Paralympic Games
The eyes of the world will be on London and even those who aren’t into sports would be swept by the theatrical side of it all with the entire cultural event line up. The events will be thrilling and memorable. The telly will rarely be off for most of us during those weeks, with some of us desperately trying to snap up the odd spare seat at the handball, or scrambling for a space on the roadside to watch the marathon..
2. The United States presidential election
From the United Kingdom to the United States of America, and US politics always delivers like a blockbuster movie. President Obama will be seeking a second term in office, and will be up against a Republican challenger that hasn’t yet been decided – with Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney or Rick Perry. We are looking forward to the campaigns, the media debates and the primaries, to the scandals and God knows what the media would dig up from the candidate’s past.
3. Total solar eclipse
This is a once in a blue moon event and you’ll need to fly to Australia to see this wonder of the natural world in all its glory. A total solar eclipse, which occurs when the moon passes between the earth and the sun, will take place on 13 or 14 November, depending on where you are in the world.