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Summer Olympics Sailing: An Event Guide
by NewsReader 05-31-2012

Sailing competitions may not receive as much TV airtime as other Olympic sports such as basketball or gymnastics, but more athletes participate in sailing than many other sports that will be contested at the 2012 Summer Olympics. It is one of the oldest modern Olympic sports. Medals for sailing (or yachting as it was originally called) were first awarded at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris.

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