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Olympic Games 2012: Gymnastics- Trampoline

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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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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

Olympic Games 2012: Pentathlon

The modern pentathlon is a sports contest that includes five events: fencing, 200m freestyle swimming, horse riding, and a 3km cross-country run in combination with pistol shooting. The sport is governed by the Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne (UIPM), the International Modern Pentathlon Union. Modern pentathlon is an Olympic event.
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Olympic Games 2012: Pentathlon

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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: Sailing

The waters of Weymouth Bay and Portland Harbour will play host to 10 exhilarating Sailing events during the London 2012 Olympic Games. Mastery over ever-changing conditions on open water requires skill and nerve. Both will be essential for competitors in the Sailing events, 14 days of competition that should offer plenty of excitement and drama in the beautiful but testing waters of Weymouth Bay, on the south coast of England.
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Olympic Games 2012: Sailing

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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

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: Synchronised Swimming

Olympic Games 2012: Table Tennis

Power, subtlety and lightning-fast reflexes will all be on display at ExCel during the Table Tennis competition. The sport has come a long way from its origins in the late 19th century, when it developed as an after-dinner game played by upper-class English families. More than a century later, Table Tennis is a breathtaking spectacle that blends power, speed, skill and subtlety. It’s the biggest participation sport in the world.
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Olympic Games 2012: Table Tennis

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Olympic Games 2012: Taekwondo

Olympic Games 2012: Tennis

Just three weeks after the end of the annual grand slam tournament, Wimbledon will once again welcome the best players in the world for the London 2012 Tennis competition.
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Olympic Games 2012: Tennis

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Olympic Games 2012: Triathlon

A triathlon is a multi-sport event involving the completion of three continuous and sequential endurance events. While many variations of the sport exist, triathlon, in its most popular form, involves swimming, cycling, and running in immediate succession over various distances. Triathletes compete for fastest overall course completion time, including timed "transitions" between the individual swim, bike, and run components.
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Olympic Games 2012: Triathlon

Olympic Games 2012: Volleyball

Volleyball made its Olympic debut at the Tokyo 1964 Games for both men and women. At Beijing 2008, the gold medals were won by the USA (men) and Brazil (women).
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Olympic Games 2012: Volleyball

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