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Italy is expected to dominate Olympic fencing. (Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports)

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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The London Olympics could be Michael Phelps' last. (Andrew Weber-US PRESSWIRE)

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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Steffen Peters will compete with a horse owned by Ann Romney. (Kevin Jairaj-US PRESSWIRE)

London 2012: Equestrian

July 12, 2012

The equestrian competitions for the 2012 Summer Games are set to take place at Greenwich Park in London from July 28 until August 7. Medals will be awarded in six events: show jumping, dressage and...

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Kayla Harrison is Team USA's best shot at judo gold. (Kevin Jairaj-US PRESSWIRE)

London 2012: Judo

July 12, 2012

Tell me about judo: Judo is a form of martial arts created in Japan in which the goal is to takedown, immobilize or force an opponent to submit. There are three basic categories of techniques...

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France is a favorite in Olympic handball. (Prevost/Presse Sports via US PRESSWIRE)

London 2012: Handball

July 12, 2012

Tell me about Handball: Handball, a unique combination of basketball, water polo, and soccer, is a sport that captivates the Olympic audience. The fast pace and quick scoring game joined the Olympics at the Berlin...

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Howard Bach (right) and Tony Gunawan (left) will represent the United State in badminton at the 2012 Games. (Kevin Jairaj-US PRESSWIRE)

London 2012: Badminton

July 12, 2012

Tell me about badminton: Many people know the game of badminton as a similar, smaller version of tennis. Badminton and tennis share many similarities but have distinguishing differences that make the game of badminton one...

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Tell me about Olympic Field Hockey Internationally, many fans of field hockey refer to the sport as just plain hockey. Field hockey made its Olympic debut in 1908 in London where it appeared as a...

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