Olympic Games

Learn about some of the sports competing at the 2012 London Summer Games

Apr 27, 2012 | By TIME For Kids Staff

 

The 2012 London Games will feature 26 sports. Some, like swimming and track and field, have been a part of the Summer Games since they began in 1896. Others are relative newcomers: BMX cycling just made its debut at the 2008 Beijing Games.  The London Games will draw 10,500 athletes from 204 nations to compete. Get set for the July 27 opening ceremony by clicking the links below to learn more about some of the sports taking place at the 2012 London Games.

 

Archery

Basketball

Beach Volleyball

Boxing

Cycling

Field Hockey

Fencing

Football

Gymnastics

Swimming

Table Tennis

Taekwondo

Track and Field

Water Polo

Weightlifting

Wrestling