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    August 9: Weightlifting - Women's 48kg
    http://en.beijing2008.cn/sports/weig...ng/index.shtml

    The Womens 48kg is the first weightlifting event of these Olympic games. 14 women have qualified to compete at Beijing in this event.

    The women will be scored based on their performance of two standard weightlifting moves, the "snatch" and the "clean and jerk".

    The listing of the 14 women who will compete at this years 48kg (48 kg refers to their weight class) can be found at:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weightl...en's_48_kg

    (and I checked to make sure the list had not been "Bovina'd).
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    August 10: Judo - Men's -66kg
    http://en.beijing2008.cn/sports/judo/index.shtml

    Judo competition is done by weight classes, and by single elimination rounds of competition. Competitors in this event must weigh between 61 and 66 kgs. 1 Gold, 1 Silver, and 2 Bronze medals are awarded to the winners of the elimination rounds.

    A list of competitors in this event will be posted shortly.


    Fact: Since the introduction of Judo to the modern Olympic games, the top 3 countries in medal count are 1) Japan 2) France (!) and 3) South Korea.
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    August 10: Womens Team Archery
    http://en.beijing2008.cn/sports/archery/index.shtml

    Team archery involves 3 women from their nation shooting arrows at a target from a distance of 70 meters. The competing teams are seeded based on the individual perfrmances of the competitors in the individual archery medal competition. The teams then compete, in single elimination, based on their seeding. A team shoots 24 arrows in a match (each archer shoots 8 arrows).

    There are 10 teams competing in this years event. They are:

    China
    Chinese Taipei
    Columbia
    France
    Great Britian
    India
    Italy
    Japan
    Poland
    South Korea
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    August 11: Fencing - Women's Individual Foil
    http://en.beijing2008.cn/sports/fencing/index.shtml

    Fencing in the Olympics is a single elimination event. The two losers of the semifinal event will compete for the bronze medal, while the winners of the semifinals will face in a final match to determine gold and silver. The competition begins with a R64, and works its way to a conclusion of the two medal rounds all on the same day.

    Scoring for foil events: A point is awarded when a hit is made with the blade's tip anywhere on an opponent's torso, from the shoulders to the groin, front and back, not including the arms, neck, head, and legs. Individual bouts consist of three, three-minute competitions with one-minute breaks between them. The object of each competition is to be the first to score 15 points (i.e., hits). All bouts take place on a playing area 5-feet wide and 46-feet long called a piste. Hits are registered electronically through wires and special clothes worn by the fencers that trigger a light when a hit has been made.

    http://www.infoplease.com/spot/summe...s-fencing.html
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    August 12: Swimming - Men's 100m Backstroke
    http://en.beijing2008.cn/sports/swimming/index.shtml

    The finals of the mens 100m backstroke will take place in the Beijing National Aquatics Centre on the 12th, following preliminary heats that occur on the 10th.

    The current world record holder is Aaron Piersol, of the U.S., with a time of 52.89 seconds.
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