The London Olympic 2012 Sports

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The London 2012 Olympic Games will feature 26 sports. Please check below to discover more about each sport taking part in the London Olympics 2012:

Archery: The Olympic Archery competition will includes both individual and team events for men and women

Athletics: Athletics features running, jumping, throwing and combination events

Badminton: Badminton is a racquet sport played by either two opposing players (singles) or two opposing pairs (doubles), who take positions on opposite halves of a rectangular court that is divided by a net.

Basketball: The basketball competitions will feature men's and women's events, teams will have pre-qualified and will comprise 12 teams

Beach Volleyball: Beach Volleyball is one of two disciplines in the sport of Volleyball

Boxing: At the London 2012 Games, Boxing will include women's events

Canoe Slalom: Canoe Slalom is one of the first of two disciplines of the sport of Canoeing

Canoe Sprint: Canoe Sprint is the second of the two disciplines of the sport of Canoeing

Cycling/BMX: Bicycle Moto Cross (BMX) is one of the four disciplines of the Olympic sport of Cycling

Cycling/Mountain Bike: Mountain Bike is the second of the four disciplines of the Olympic sport of Cycling

Cycling/Road: Road Cycling is the third of four disciplines in the Olympic sport of Cycling

Cycling/Track: Track Cycling is the fourth of the disciplines of the Olympic sport of Cycling

Diving: Diving is the first of four disciplines of the Olympic sport of Aquatics

Equestrian/Dressage: Dressage is one of the first of three disciplines of the Olympic sport of Equestrian

Equestrian/Eventing: Eventing is the second of the three disciplines of the Olympic sport of Equestrian

Equestrian/Jumping: Jumping is one of the third of the disciplines of the Olympic sport of Equestrian

Fencing: Fencing is one of just four sports to have the honour of being featured at every modern Olympic Games

Football: At the London 2012 Games, Football will be taking place at grounds across the UK including Old Trafford with the final being held at Wembley

Gymnastics/Artistic: Artistic Gymnastics is the first of the three disciplines of the sport of Gymnastics at the Olympic Games

Gymnastics/Rhythmic: Rhythmic Gymnastics is the second of the three disciplines of the Olympic sport of Gymnastics

Gymnastics/Trampoline: Trampoline is the third of the three disciplines of the Olympic sport of Gymnastics

Handball: Is one of the traditional sports with a long history in the modern Olympics

Hockey: The Hockey competition will both a men's and women's competition

Judo: Judo has a long tradition in the modern olympics

Modern Pentathlon: The sport of modern pentathlon consists of five elements: fencing, swimming, riding and combined running and shooting

Rowing: There are two types of Rowing at the London Olympic Games: Sweep Rowing and Sculling

Sailing: The sport of Sailing will feature 10 different classes at the London games of 2012

Shooting: The sport of Shooting will feature three disciplines: Rifle, Pistol and Shotgun at the London games of 2012

Swimming: The swimming competition is one of the four disciplines of the Olympic sport of Aquatics

Synchronised Swimming: Synchronised Swimming is the third of the four disciplines of the sport of Aquatics

Table Tennis: The London 2012 Games will feature women's singles, men's singles, women's team and men's team events

Taekwondo: The sport of Taekwondo is another sport has it's origins in the east. In the London games it will have four weight divisions

Tennis: This sport was first played at the modern Olympics in Athens,1896

Triathlon: The Olympic sport of Triathlon in London will consists of swimming, cycling and running

Volleyball: The Olympic sport of Volleyball is played indoors unlike beach volleyball

Water Polo: The fourth discipline of Aquatics is Water Polo

Weightlifting: The Olympic sport of Weightlifting is the oldest and most basic form of physical competition

Wrestling: The Olympic sport of Wrestling dates back to the orignal games and includes Freestyle and Greco-Roman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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