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Tell me about football: The world’s most popular sport needs no introduction, unless of course you’re in the United States, in which case we’re talking about soccer. Football made its debut as a medal sport...

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The Olympic sailing competition will take place at scenic Weymouth Bay and Portland Harbour. (Leo Mason-US PRESSWIRE)

London 2012: Sailing

July 12, 2012

Tell me about sailing: Sailing competitions will take place over 14 days in the waters of Weymouth Bay and Portland Harbour at this year’s London Games. The 10 medal events including dinghies, keelboats, and windsurfing...

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Jason Parker is one of many promising US athletes competing in shooting. (Daniel Shirey-US PRESSWIRE)

London 2012: Shooting

July 12, 2012

Tell me about shooting: Shooting made its Olympic debut in Athens in the 1896 Olympics. All the shooting events this year in London will take place at the Royal Artillery Barracks. In the history of...

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So what is a pentathlon? The modern pentathlon consists of five events all on one day: fencing, swimming, equestrian, and a combined event of shooting and running. These events are meant to simulate a possible...

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Serena and Venus Williams look to win another gold medal. (Andrew P. Scott-USA TODAY Sports via US PRESSWIRE)

London 2012: Tennis

June 25, 2012

Tell me about tennis: This popular ball-and-racket game is played in nearly every country and will make an appearance on the Olympic stage for the seventh time since being reinstated as an Olympic sport in...

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