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Opening ceremonies are a few days away, and so the eyes of the world are turning to Rio and the beginning of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. With dozens of events, some more obscure to American viewers than others, it might be time to read up on the ins and outs of these sports. If you aren't planning on taking out twenty new magazine subscriptions, the Library is a great place to learn more. And since so many of our periodicals have digital counterparts, you can do this without leaving home, or your nearest Olympics broadcast. Here are almost thirty sport-specific magazines available right from your computer, tablet, or smartphone—all you need is a library card.

In addition to these titles, the Library also provides online access to more general publications like Sports Illustrated. You can browse our electronic journals, newspapers, and magazines for sports and recreation content available at the Library or from home (over 300), or you can view a gallery of sports newspapers and magazines in PressReader, one of our electronic databases. And of course, the Library has many more current and historical sports periodicals available in print and microfilm. To locate these, search our online catalog.

Images are the official Rio Olympics pictograms; learn more about these images on the Rio 2016 site.

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