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Traveling to (and around) England during the 2012 Olympics

If you plan to visit England in the summer of 2012, remember that the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games will be held in the United Kingdom during the second half of summer. Be aware that travel to and throughout England during this period will come with potential for delays and disruption as the Olympic Games get underway. [more…]

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Women's Gymnastics Events in the 2012 Summer Olympics

Women gymnasts compete in three gymnastics events during the Summer Olympics — artistic gymnastics, trampoline, and rhythmic gymnastics. In artistic gymnastics, women compete in four events: floor exercises, vault, uneven bars, and balance beam. [more…]

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Fencing Events in the 2012 Summer Olympics

Although it might not be quite as exciting as the to-the-death duels you see in swashbuckling movies, Olympic fencing is quite an intense and dramatic sport in its own right. The basic goal of fencing is to score the most hits (or touches) on your opponent with your weapon. [more…]

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Fencing Events in the Summer Olympics

Although it might not be quite as exciting as the to-the-death duels you see in swashbuckling movies, Olympic fencing is quite an intense and dramatic sport in its own right. The basic goal of fencing [more…]

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London 2012: Preparing for the Summer Olympic Games

The 2012 Summer Olympic Games have been eagerly awaited across the world. Having battled it out with nine other cities to win the Olympic bid, and with costs reaching the mind-boggling realm of £24 billion [more…]

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The Olympics: London's History as a Three-Time Host

London 2012 isn't the first time the English capital has played host to the Olympic Games. Since the beginning of the modern Olympics in 1896 in Athens, Greece, the Games have taken place in London twice [more…]

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Judo at the 2012 London Summer Olympics

The Judo events at the 2012 London Olympics take place at ExCeL London (Exhibition Centre London) from July 28 through August 3. There are seven weight classes for both men’s and women’s events: extra [more…]

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Table Tennis at the 2012 London Summer Olympics

There aren’t many sounds more familiar than the rhythmic “ping-pong” patter of a table tennis ball. But in the Olympics, the ball bounces at lightning speed from table to paddle and back, each player attempting [more…]