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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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Alpine Skiing in the Winter Olympics

Alpine skiing is one of the most popular sports in the Winter Olympics and gets a large portion of the television coverage. Winning in alpine skiing is a based on two things: speed and staying on the right [more…]

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Biathlon in the Winter Olympics

Biathlon is one of the most challenging of all the Winter Olympics sports. The biathlon requires athletes to have both stamina and precision as they compete in a cross country skiing race that is interrupted [more…]

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The Bobsleigh Events in the Winter Olympics

Bobsleigh, or bobsled, is the NASCAR of the Winter Olympics. In this sport, teams of racers careen down an ice-covered track protected only by sleigh as they crash through the turns. Bobsleigh has been [more…]

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Understanding Olympic Curling

Many Americans consider curling to be one of the most unusual Olympic events. However, the sport is gaining in popularity every year. Curling is a cross between shuffleboard on ice and bowling. Many people [more…]

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The Figure Skating Competitions at the Winter Olympics

The figure skating event at the Winter Olympics tends to be one of the most controversial of all the winter sports. The scoring in Olympic figure skating is subjective, so there are always different opinions [more…]

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