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0000017a-15d9-d736-a57f-17ff8ba20001The 2012 Summer Olympics, the Games of the XXX Olympiad, will take place in London, England, United Kingdom from July 27 - August 12.Athletes from over 200 countries are expected to compete in 36 different events.For full schedule and results, plus more information, visit the official London 2012 website.

A Horse of Exactly the Same Color

Photo by eXtensionHorses via Flickr Creative Commons

Produced with Zach Nugent

The Fédération Equestre Internationale is the governing body that oversees international equestrian competitions, including the Olympics. The FEI is known for stringent anti-doping policies and ensuring a level playing field for all horses in current competition, and champions of the future…some of which might be clones. Yes, that’s right; the FEI will now allow cloned horses to compete in international events, and one of those events is the Olympics. Charlotte White is a Deputy News Editor for Horse and Hound magazine, who wrote about what horse cloning means for the future of equestrian competition.

Here's Gem Twist, who's been cloned twice:

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