Friday, July 27, 2012

Tennis at the London Summer Olympics 2012

Tennis was first played at the Games of the I Olympiad in Athens in 1896. 

It was offered until the VIII Olympiad in Paris in 1924, when policy disputes with organizing bodies forced tennis to be removed. 

Tennis returned to the Olympics as a demonstration sport in 1968 and later in 1984. 

Tennis was re-instituted permanently as a competitive medal event at the XXIV Olympiad in Seoul in 1988.

The XXX Olympiad in London this year will showcase five medal events in tennis - men's and women's in singles and doubles, and mixed doubles. 

204 countries will participate in this year's Olympics, and 172 competitors (82 men and 82 women) will compete in tennis.

The legendary All-England Club's grounds at Wimbledon will host the tennis medal events.

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