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London Olympics 2012: 5 Obscure Events Where US Can Win Gold
Jim Cowsert-US PRESSWIRE
Weightlifter Holley Mangold for the gold.

The Olympics features some obscure sporting events; the London Games are no exception. There are five such events in which the U.S. can bring home gold in 2012 and, as the athletes gear up for the fastest three weeks of our year, we will analyze why they can bring home that precious hardware.

Events like Fencing, Sailing and Weightlifting are not part of our everyday obsession with sports in America, but every four years these—and other—sports become all that matters as we watch our fellow countrymen and women compete against the best from around the world.

Follow along as we take a tour of London in search of five little-known Olympic events where the U.S. can win gold.

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