One of the hottest tickets at the Olympics, the GB track cycling team will have the weight of the nation of their shoulders after their record breaking performances in Beijing has helped to put cycling firmly in the spotlight.
Tennis is a fast and dynamic sport that demands strength and quick reactions. Matches have no time limit so can last for hours, meaning that players also need incredible stamina, both mental and physical in order to do well.
Trampolining is the newest of the three Gymnastics disciplines on the Olympic programme. Since making its debut in the Sydney 2000 Games, the sport has continued to amaze, dazzle and inspire viewers.
Sailing is both a technical and tactical sport. Athletes need to be masters of their boats, getting the most out of them in terms of speed and performance.
Badminton was first played by British officers stationed in India back in the mid-18th century but since then Asia’s appetite has proved insatiable, with Indonesia, Korea and China now the sport’s dominant forces.
This multi discipline event sees athletes compete over swimming, cycling and running. Having boomed in popularity in the UK in recent years, it is expected to be one of the most hotly anticipated events of the Games.
There are two road cycling events – the road race and the time trial event.
Cross-country mountain biking made its Olympic debut in Atlanta 1996, and in London riders will race against each other across a 4.7km lap of rocky paths, tricky climbs and technical descents.
Beach Volleyball became an Olympic medal event at the 1996 Atlanta Games and has a reputation of being very popular with spectators due the combination of such fast-paced action, athleticism and great loud music.
BMX (Bicycle Motocross) will make only its second appearance at the Olympic Games, following its debut in Beijing.