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Olympic Sports (#64)

Badminton ( From Badminton House in England) ; Equestrian 马术 1650s, formed in English from L. equester (gen. equestris) "of a horseman," from eques "horseman, knight," from equus "horse" (see equine). As a noun, "one who rides on horseback," from 1791; Fencing 击剑 mid-15c., "defending, act of protecting;"; Archery 射箭   c.1400, from Anglo-Fr. archerye, O.Fr. archerie, from archier "archer" (see archer). archer (n.)  late 13c., from Anglo-Fr. archer, O.Fr. archier "archer, bowmaker," from L. arcarius, from arcus "bow"

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