IOC confirms 10 sailing events for next Olympics

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The International Olympic Committee confirmed there will be 10 sailing events at the 2012 Olympics in London.

The executive board of the IOC confirmed the lineup of events and disciplines for the 26 sports. The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) had made a request to keep the number of sailing events at 11, maintaining the Open Multihull event. Tornado Multihull will again not be on the program.

The 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition will feature 380 athletes competing across the following 10 events:

Men's One Person Dinghy - Laser

Men's One Person Dinghy Heavy - Finn

Men's Two Person Dinghy - 470

Men's Two Person Dinghy High Performance - 49er

Men's Windsurfer - RS:X

Men's Keelboat - Star

Women's One Person Dinghy - Laser Radial

Women's Two Person Dinghy - 470

Women's Keelboat Match Racing - Elliott 6m

Women's Windsurfer - RS:X

Find out more about the buildup to the 2012 Olympic sailing competition on the ISAF London 2012 microsite at www.sailing.org/london2012.