Football, known in the U.S. as soccer, is the most popular sport in the world, and has been a part of the Olympics since 1908. Legendary Brazilian football player Pele, above, was named "Athlete of the Century" by the International Olympic Committee, despite having never actually played in the Olympics.

Photograph by Albert Moldvay

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2012 Summer Olympics
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What are the Summer Olympics? 17 Days, 26 Sports, 200 Countries and 10,000 Athletes.