London 2012: The Top 10 Most Dominated Summer Olympic Sports of All Time

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London 2012: The Top 10 Most Dominated Summer Olympic Sports of All Time
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Now that the London 2012 Games have come to a close, let's take a look at the most dominated Summer Olympic events and the countries who have the stranglehold on the podium.

For some events, it does not even seem fair. 

Every four years it's a given that Jamaica will be the favorite in men's sprinting or that the USA will be the team to knock off in women's hoops.

You simply know going in which countries to watch for and who is likely to at least medal in their sport.  

At the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, rugby and golf will be featured for the first time since the early 1900s.  Cricket, baseball/softball and mixed martial arts await their opportunity.  Who knows which countries will consistently be winning those medals.

In the meantime, these are the top ten most dominating countries in the Olympic Summer Games history and the sport they excel at, with some help from NBCOlympics.com.

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