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London 2012: Trampoline

July 12, 2012

Tell me about trampoline: The newest of the three gymnastics competitions at the Olympics, trampoline is the one you’re probably going to wish you could try. The first modern trampoline was originally made as a...

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London 2012: Basketball

July 12, 2012

Tell me about basketball: With such an intense focus on the NBA, the Summer Olympics offers a refreshing change for the basketball world. Since basketball has become an Olympic sport in 1936 for men and...

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London 2012: Triathlon

July 12, 2012

Tell me about triathlon: A combination of running, swimming and cycling, triathlon is a grueling but popular Olympic event. Triathlon made its Olympic debut in 2000 and has been won by six different countries each...

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London 2012: Archery

July 12, 2012

Tell me about archery: Archery used to be more about survival than about sport, but instead of hunting for food, Olympic archers will be hunting gold medals. The event will take place at Lord’s Cricket...

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What does it mean for any franchise when its core players depart in the offseason? Usually: rebuilding. The short summer away from NHL play is punctuated by events that can easily upheave the sport’s entire...

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London 2012: Fencing

July 12, 2012

Tell me about fencing: Fencing began its history as a competitive event in the 1800’s, though sword-fighting is of course as old as swords themselves. It has consistently been an Olympic event since 1896.  A...

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London 2012: Swimming

July 12, 2012

Tell me about swimming: Swimming is one of the most popular events at the Summer Olympics, and it rewards a number of medals that reflect its popularity. Swimmers compete in 34 medal events (16 for...

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Tell me about table tennis: It’s like tennis … but played over a 9-by-5-foot table and played with a small wooden, laminated racket. Table tennis events will take place at ExCeL London, an exhibition center...

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Tell me about synchronized swimming: Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte won’t be the only Olympic athletes making a splash in the pool this summer as they race down the lanes. Synchronized swimmers will also be...

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Tell me about weightlifting: The rules of weightlifting at the Olympics are very simple. The goal of the athlete is to lift more weight than his/her opponent, and if successfully done, he or she wins....

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