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These showdowns could produce the most drama in Beijing

Updated: August 9, 2008, 1:20 PM ET
By Eric Adelson | ESPN The Magazine

Which Olympic battles will produce the most drama? Here are some of the showdowns to watch during the Beijing Games:

Usain Bolt (Jamaica) vs. Tyson Gay (USA) vs. Asafa Powell (Jamaica)

What: 100 meters; Where: Olympic Stadium (a.k.a., the Bird's Nest); When: Prelims (begin Aug. 14); Final (Aug. 16, 10:30 a.m. ET)

Breakdown: This may be the most thrilling sprint ever, with three men capable of breaking a world record. Start with Bolt, the current fastest man on ...

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