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Why not take up a new sport?
Fancy a crack at fencing or table tennis?
The Olympic Games are heading to London, and if you want to get involved you've got plenty of time to start honing your skills between now and 2012.

Our top guide gives you a taste of every sport on offer, and details of how to get in on the action. Read on to find out more.


Archery
Archery
This ancient pursuit is more popular than ever. Have a go and you'll find out why!

Athletics
Athletics
Running, jumping, throwing...athletics has it all! Why not have a go yourself?

Badminton
Badminton
This fast-paced game will test your reflexes and stamina to the limit. Find out more!

Baseball
Baseball
Like rounders? You'll love baseball! Find out how you can get playing.

Basketball
Basketball
This high energy, end-to-end sport will leave you cock-a-hoop. Check it out!

Boxing
Boxing
Got what it takes to roll with the punches? Have a go at boxing and find out!

Canoeing
Canoeing
If you're after an action-packed sport and don't mind getting wet, we have the answer!

Cycling
Cycling
Two-wheeled action takes many forms - there's sure to be something for you!

Equestrian
Equestrian
Fancy getting in the saddle? Our ace equestrian guide will put you on your way!

Fencing
Fencing
Fencing is a great way to improve balance and co-ordination. Why not have a go?

Football
Football
The beautiful game is enjoyed all over the world. Time to get in on the action yourself!

Gymnastics
Gymnastics
Could you combine strength and balance with artistic flair? If so, click here!

Handball
Handball
Handball is a bit like football and bit like basketball. In other words, it's a whole lot of fun!

Hockey
Hockey
It's one of the world's most popular sports. Give it a go and you'll find out why!

Judo
Judo
This popular martial art is a great way to improve stength and stamina. Get involved here!

Modern pentathlon
Modern pentathlon
Got the stamina to endure five different sports in 12 hours? If so, we've got the sport for you!

Rowing
Rowing
Rowing has been described as the ultimate team sport. Could it be for you?

Sailing
Sailing
Ever considered a spot of ocean racing? Our sailing guide will put you in the know!

Shooting
Shooting
If you want to get into shooting, our Olympic guide will tell you all you need to know.

Softball
Softball
Softball is a women only event at the Olympics, but anyone can play here. Find out how!

Swimming
Swimming
If you're after a great all-round workout, swimming is hard to beat. Go on, take the plunge!

Table tennis
Table tennis
It's great fun, easy to learn and will give you razor sharp reflexes. Why not give it a try?

Taekwondo
Taekwondo
"The way of hands and feet" is a full-on contact sport. Fancy a go? Then click here!

Tennis
Tennis
Grass, clay, concrete, indoor...you can play tennis almost anywhere. Give it a go!

Triathlon
Triathlon
With swimming, running and cycling triathlon is three times the fun. You'll love it!

Volleyball
Volleyball
After a team sport that improves agility, reflexes and co-ordination? Look no further!

Weightlifting
Weightlifting
Forget huge weights - for young people this sport is all about technique. Find out more!

Wrestling
Wrestling
Wrestling is possibly the oldest sport known to man. Fancy a go? Then click here!



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Olympic facts
Greece was the birthplace of the Ancient Olympic Games
The first Modern Games took place in Athens in 1896
The current summer programme includes 35 sports and nearly 400 events
Past Olympic events included lacrosse, polo and tug of war


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