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Road Cycling Events in the 2012 London Summer Olympics

Four road cycling events, road races and time trials for men and women, will be held at the 2012 London Summer Olympics. The road races will be held at The Mall and Box Hill July 28–29, and the time trials [more…]

Track Cycling in the 2012 London Summer Olympics

In the 2012 London Summer Olympics, 188 athletes will compete in track cycling events at the Olympic Park Velodrome August 2–7. One hundred eighty-eight men and 84 women will compete in five events for [more…]

Athletics Track Events in the 2012 London Summer Olympics

Track events are a small part of what most people think of as "track and field" in the 2012 London Summer Olympic Games and fall into one of the biggest Olympic categories, athletics. Besides track races [more…]

Watch the 2012 London Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony

Whether you're a sports fan or just can't resist watching parades or open flames, the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Summer Olympics offers great viewing for an expected four billion people worldwide [more…]

Television Schedule for the 2012 Summer Olympics

A TV schedule of the 2012 Summer Olympics is your best bet when you want to watch your favorite sport. NBC and the NBC Sports Network are broadcasting the Olympic Games — from preliminary soccer rounds [more…]

Volleyball at the 2012 London Summer Olympics

You wouldn’t know from watching Olympic volleyball competition today, but this aggressive, intensely competitive team sport (originally called mintonette [more…]

Beach Volleyball Events at the 2012 London Summer Olympics

Men’s and women’s beach volleyball became sanctioned Olympic sports at the 1996 Games in Atlanta. Beach volleyball, along with music by the Beach Boys and movies like [more…]

Shooting Events in the 2012 London Summer Olympics

Shooting sports were in the first modern Olympics games and will be back in the 2012 London Summer Olympics as well. The shooting matches will be held at the Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwich, England [more…]

Field Events in the 2012 London Summer Olympics

Besides sprints, relays, and road races, the athletics competitions at the 2012 London Summer Olympic Games include jumping and throwing field events. Men and women compete in four jumping events — high [more…]

Decathlon and Heptathlon in the 2012 London Summer Olympics

As part of the large athletics category of events in the 2012 London Summer Olympics, Olympians might compete in the decathlon (men) or heptathlon (women) instead of or in addition to individual track [more…]

Road Events in the 2012 London Summer Olympics

The Summer Olympic Games feature a marathon race and race walks. These road events are part of the broader athletics category, which features a variety of track and field events. [more…]

Sailing in the 2012 London Summer Olympics

The London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition will be held from July 28 to August 11 in Weymouth Bay and Portland Harbour. The ten events — six men’s and four women’s — are expected to attract 380 athletes [more…]

Rowing at the 2012 London Summer Olympics

The moment that humans began putting oars to water to propel their boats, the sport of Olympic rowing was born. Archeological artifacts indicate rowing contests were common in ancient Egypt, and champion [more…]

Badminton at the 2012 London Summer Olympics

Originally dubbed “Poona” after the Indian town where it was invented, Olympic badminton has come a long way since its early days as a past-time for 19th century British military officers. The sport came [more…]

Triathlon at the 2012 London Summer Olympics

The Triathlon at the 2012 Olympics will take place at Hyde Park, in London. Hyde Park is one of the eight Royal Parks and will include a temporary seating area for up to 3,000 viewers for the Olympic event [more…]

Greco-Roman Wrestling in the 2012 Summer Olympic Games

If you're anticipating the Greco-Roman wrestling matches of the 2012 London Olympic Games to provide the type of spectacle that you find in professional wrestling matches in the United States, you might [more…]

Freestyle Wrestling in the 2012 Summer Olympic Games

Despite the name "freestyle," Olympic freestyle wrestling is a highly technical combat sport in which athletes use their entire bodies to force their opponents to the ground [more…]

Handball at the 2012 London Summer Olympics

While Olympic handball might not be the best known or most popular sport in the world, it certainly is one of the oldest. In fact, Homer’s Odyssey even references a game of handball. [more…]

Modern Pentathlon at the 2012 London Summer Olympics

The modern Pentathlon at the 2012 Summer Olympics will take place on August 11 and 12 in London. This event will celebrate its 100th anniversary.

The modern Pentathlon is an athletic competition that includes [more…]

Swimming Events at the 2012 London Summer Olympics

Swimming events in the 2012 London Summer Olympics promise to be just as exciting as ever. Olympic swimming has always been popular, thanks to amazing athletes like Michael Phelps who broke a lot of world [more…]

How UK Residents Can Get Tickets to the 2012 London Olympics

Don't feel as though you've waited too long to grab tickets to the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Tickets are still available for boxing, basketball, diving, football, volleyball, and weightlifting. But [more…]

How U.S. Residents Can Purchase Tickets to the 2012 London Olympics

Folks on the American side of the pond can't purchase tickets the 2012 London Olympic Games through the official website. In order to purchase tickets to the 2012 London Olympic Games, residents outside [more…]

History of the Olympic Games

You might be anticipating the 2012 London Summer Olympic Games with a sense of childlike excitement, or you might be feeling as though an old friend is coming by to stay for the a couple of weeks. The [more…]

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…]

Taekwondo at the 2012 London Summer Olympics

The Taekwondo events at the 2012 London Olympics are scheduled to take place from August 8th through August 11th at ExCeL London (Exhibition Centre London). There are four weight classes for both male [more…]

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