Events at the Olympics
Here is a list of the evetns taking place at the London 2012 Olympics.
Wrestling had been included in the modern Olympics since its inception in 1896. Womenís wrestling was included only in 2004. Other indoor events include gymnastics. Artistic gymnastics was part of the first modern Olympics and continues to be a popular event among the masses. Floor, pommel horse, vault, rings and parallel bars and high bars were the menís events. Uneven bars, vault, balance beam and floor are the womenís gymnastics events. Rhythmic gymnastics is only for women and was incepted in 1984. Rhythmic gymnastics is a mix of dance and gymnastics and various props like ropes, balls, clubs and ribbons are used along with music.
Volleyball was first included in the Olympics in 1964. Over the years, the key contenders for the volleyball title have been the Brazil, Russian and Italian teams. Beach volleyball was introduced later as a sister sport of volleyball. Beach volleyball debuted in the Olympics in 1996 and is played on beach sand.