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I'm a little confused. I just saw something about Olympic MTB (and BMX) . I was not aware that was actually apart of the Olympics. Also, I think of MTB as soley single track where they are calling this cross country which I'm not familiar with.

Am I right on this about it being cross country vs single track and why would they do that? Is x-country that big and I've just never even heard of it?

http://www.london2012.com/cycling-mountain-bike/schedule-and-results/by-event.html

http://www.london2012.com/venue/hadleigh-farm/
 

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MTB racing (XCO, Cross Country) has been an Olympic sport since 1996 when it debuted in Atlanta. It was actually the subject of an amazing documentary, "OffRoad to Athens," a story about the 2004 US Olympic MTB Team.

If you're a cycling fan, this is a must see. It is not only a great story, but it explains the selection process and how many riders each country gets and why.
 

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The UCI has called it XCO for a while. That's how it's listed on extreme.com for race coverage.
 

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yeah, Cross Country Olympics, I believe. Although I thought they did the races almost dual slalom style. BMX has been an Olympic event for a while as well. just so so,
 

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MTB racing (XCO, Cross Country) has been an Olympic sport since 1996 when it debuted in Atlanta. It was actually the subject of an amazing documentary, "OffRoad to Athens," a story about the 2004 US Olympic MTB Team.

If you're a cycling fan, this is a must see. It is not only a great story, but it explains the selection process and how many riders each country gets and why.
Added to my Netflix queue.
 

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Nice!!!
 
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