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The Olympics section gives you an insight into the Olympic sports and the Olympic spirit.

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How Fencing Equipment Works

If you have been watching competitive fencing at the Olympics or in a college match, you know that fencing is an unusual sport, and it uses some very interesting equipment for scoring! Learn the ins and outs of different types of swordsmanship!


10 Olympic Games That Nearly Bankrupted Their Host Countries

 10 Olympic Games That Nearly Bankrupted Their Host Countries

The cost of hosting an Olympic Games is astronomical. Learn about 10 Olympics that nearly bankrupted their host countries. See more »

The Greatest Olympians of All Time

 The Greatest Olympians of All Time

Who is the greatest Olympian of all time? Here are our picks for contenders for the title of the greatest Olympian of all time. See more »

Find Your Way Around the 2012 Olympic Games

 Find Your Way Around the 2012 Olympic Games

London boasts some spectacular venues to be used in the Summer Games. Find your way around the 2012 Summer Olympic Games with these pictures. See more »

What sorts of prosthetics will you see in the Paralympics?

 What sorts of prosthetics will you see in the Paralympics?

What sorts of prosthetics will you see in the Paralympics? Learn about the types of prosthetics you might see in the Paralympics. See more »

5 Factors That Affect Olympic Performance

 5 Factors That Affect Olympic Performance

What factors can affect Olympic performance? Learn what factors Olympic athletes must consider to perform well in the Olympic Games. See more »

Why do some countries seem to dominate the Olympics?

 Why do some countries seem to dominate the Olympics?

Why do some countries seem to dominate the Olympics? Find out why athletes from some countries seem to dominate the Olympic Games each year. See more »

Gold, Silver and Bronze: More Than 100 Years of Olympic Medals

 Gold, Silver and Bronze: More Than 100 Years of Olympic Medals

Winning an Olympic medal is a special and rare honor, but most people never get to see them up close. Take a peek at pictures of Olympic medals. See more »

The Posters of the Olympics

 The Posters of the Olympics

Olympic posters are part of the official pageantry that accompanies the games. See pictures of some of our favorite Olympic posters. See more »

5 Amazing Olympic Athletes

 5 Amazing Olympic Athletes

All Olympic athletes are pretty amazing, but some really stand out from the crowd. Learn about five amazing Olympic athletes. See more »

How the Olympic Opening Ceremonies Work

 How the Olympic Opening Ceremonies Work

The Olympic opening ceremony is an emotional and inspiring parade of athletes. Learn about the Olympic opening ceremonies at HowStuffWorks. See more »