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Olympic Games 2012: Swimming

Hugely popular around the world as a leisure activity and a competitive sport, Swimming has featured at every modern Olympic Games. Other than the Marathon Swimming 10km event, held in the Serpentine in Hyde Park, the Swimming competition will take place in the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park.
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Olympic Games 2012: Swimming

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Olympic Games 2012: Shooting

During the London 2012 Games, nearly 400 competitors are shooting for gold across 15 dramatic events. The Royal Artillery Barracks provides a fitting location for Shooting with a heritage dating back to 1716 when a Royal Warrant authorised the formation of two artillery companies.
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Olympic Games 2012: Shooting

Larger than Life

Given the choice of watching a major live event on site or via television, most people would opt for the real thing. Sure, you have to get to the venue, perhaps queue to buy a ticket, find your seat or maybe stand for hours. If it is a football match, the audience in front will probably stand up for a better view of each goal, completely blocking your view. But you are there and you feel part of it.
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Larger than Life

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Olympic Games 2012: Rowing

The Rowing competition at the London 2012 Games will feature extraordinary displays of power and passion on the world-class waters at Eton Dorney. The venue is a 2,200m, eight-lane rowing course with a separate return lane constructed to international standards. It is set in a 400-acre park with a nature conservation area. In 2006, it hosted the Rowing World Championships, with high praise from both competitors and spectators.
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Olympic Games 2012: Rowing

Olympic Games 2012: Judo

Judo contests at the London 2012 Olympic Games will be a five-minute whirlwind of combat, with athletes attempting a combination of throws and holds in a bid to defeat their opponents. For London 2012, the Judo competition will be held at ExCeL
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Olympic Games 2012: Judo

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Olympic Games 2012: Handball

Speed, skill and stamina are key attributes for competitors in modern Handball, a fast and exhilarating team sport. Handball offers plenty of physical contact and non-stop, end-to-end action. High scoring and a quicksilver pace will combine to make Handball a truly thrilling team sport and should draw big crowds throughout the competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
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Olympic Games 2012: Handball

Olympic Games 2012: Hockey

At the London 2012 Olympic Games, men’s and women’s teams will be shooting for gold and glory at the new Riverbank Arena in the Olympic Park. Hockey demands speed, stamina and a mastery of intricate hand-eye coordination. Played by teams of 11 on an outdoor pitch, the sport is a long-time Olympic favourite, offering non-stop action over 14 days of competition.
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Olympic Games 2012: Hockey

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Biathlon World Championships 2012 in Ruhpolding

The 2012 edition of the IBU Biathlon World Championships marks the fourth time that Ruhpolding has hosted the event, with previous editions in 1979, 1985 and 1996. The junior World Championships in1979 and 1993 were also held here. Ruhpolding is a regular stop on the annual Biathlon World Cup tour, with 28 visits to this Bavarian village over the years. For the 2012 World Championships a new stadium was built as well as to meet the demands of the future.
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Biathlon World Championships 2012 in Ruhpolding
Olympic Games 2012: Gymnastics- Trampoline

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Olympic Games 2012: Gymnastics- Rhythmic

During the London 2012 Olympic Games, grace and beauty will be on show throughout the four days of Rhythmic Gymnastics competition at Wembley Arena. As with synchronised swimming, it is open only to women and has been part of the Olympic programme since the 1984 Los Angeles Games.
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Olympic Games 2012: Gymnastics- Rhythmic

Olympic Games 2012: Gymnastics- Artistic

Hugely popular with audiences all over the world, Artistic Gymnastics looks set to draw huge crowds to North Greenwich Arena during the London 2012 Olympic Games. The Artistic Gymnastics competition will be held at the state-of-the-art Arena on the River Thames.
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Olympic Games 2012: Gymnastics- Artistic

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Olympic Games 2012: Football

Football will be a major feature of the Olympic programme at London 2012. Beginning with group matches and ending with a knockout phase, the competition will offer all the drama that fans have come to expect from major international tournaments. There will be two medal events at London 2012, one for men’s teams and one for women.
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Olympic Games 2012: Football

Olympic Games 2012: Equestrian Eventing

Featuring dressage, cross-country and a dramatic jumping finale, the Eventing competition at the London 2012 Games will offer an all-encompassing test of Equestrian skill.There are three distinct parts to the Eventing competition: dressage, which illustrates the harmony between horse and rider; cross-country riding, which requires speed, power and nerve; and jumping, which calls for precision, agility and impeccable technique. The combination tests every element of horsemanship, and offers the spectator plenty of excitement along the way.
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Olympic Games 2012: Equestrian Eventing

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Olympic Games 2012: Equestrian Jumping

At the London 2012 Olympic Games, the Jumping competition will require horse and rider to navigate a short course with precision, speed and perfect technique. Entry to the various Olympic Equestrian competitions was originally limited to members of the military. However, at the Helsinki Games of 1952, the competition was broadened to include civilian riders.
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Olympic Games 2012: Equestrian Jumping

Olympic Games 2012: Fencing

The tense, testing sport of Fencing has featured at every Olympic Games of the modern era. At London 2012, the Fencing competition will be held at ExCeL. ExCeL is an existing exhibition and conference centre in London's Docklands. Its five arenas will host a range of Olympic sports during the London 2012 Games.
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Olympic Games 2012: Fencing

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