Events of the Summer Olympic Games
Gymnastics, Rhythmic Gymnastics, Trampoline
Track & Field, Triathlon
Beach Volleyball, Volleyball
Men's and women's aquatic sports consist of swimming, diving, synchronized swimming, and water polo.The swimming program comprises 32 pool events, as well as a 10k open water marathon. The diving program consists of 8 events: 4 individual and 4 team events. Synchronized swimming is made up of a duet and a team event, both including a technical and a free routine. Water polo in the 2012 Olympic Games will feature 8 women's teams and 12 men's teams. Swimming medal events: July 28-August 4, August 9 and 10 Diving medal events: July 29-August 1; August 5, 7, 9, and 11 Synchronized swimming medal events: August 7 and 10 Water polo medal events: August 9 and 12
- Dressage, originally developed as a method of training horses for war, deals with the horse's ability to respond to the rider's commands.
- Based on foxhunting traditions, the jumping event requires the horse and the rider to clear obstacles on a course in a specified time.
- Eventing tests horsemanship, combining dressage, cross-country, and jumping events.
- Foil is the most common fencing weapon. A point is scored by pushing a button on the end of the shaft to create an electric circuit.
- The sabre fencing weapon uses fast attacks, where a point can be scored with the edge of the blade.
- Épée is a heavier sword with a stiffer blade and a larger bell guard. The entire body area is a valid target.
Tennis, Table Tennis
Wrestling medal events: August 5-12
Rowing, Canoeing/Kayaking, Sailing
Other Olympic Events
Other Olympic events include archery, badminton, field hockey, handball, modern pentathlon, and shooting.Archery medal events: July 28 and 29, August 2 and 3 Badminton medal events: August 3-5 Field hockey medal events: August 10 and 11 Handball medal events: August 11 and 12 Modern pentathlon events: August 11 and 12 Shooting medal events: July 28-August 6