10 Most-Watched Sporting Events In TV History

8. 3. (Summer) Olympic Games

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Rating: Average Viewers: 2billion

London 2012 may have captured the imagination of the British public - but the quadrennial Olympic Games is actually loved all around the world. An average 2billion tune in to watch the likes of Usain Bolt (pictured, right) win the 100-metres and Mo Farah (pictured, left) claim gold in the 10,000-metres - and that's before you even mention the various sports outside the athletics' stadium.

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