The 2012 London Olympic Games kick off on July 27th with the opening ceremonies.
Viewers from all over the world will be looking forward to fan-favorite events such as soccer, basketball, swimming, volleyball and track and field. These high profile sports draw in millions of viewers with great interest.
But there are five sporting events that are much lesser known when it comes to the popularity of the Olympic Games.
Of course lately, the trend seems to be what is not necessarily considered "in" becomes the newest hit. The same goes for the London Games.
These five lesser known events are sure to capture our attention in 2012.