We all know swimming, diving, gymnastics, and track and field. But what about those little-known sports that only get their moment in the sun when the Olympics roll around every four years?
As you watch the torch head to London, it may be time for your kids to explore some of the more obscure summer Olympic offerings, all right here in Chicago. The next thing you know, they could be the ones on the podium.
Bows and arrows aren't just for summer camp anymore. Thanks to The Hunger Games, archery is more popular than ever. World Sport Chicago's goal is to introduce Chicago to archery in a safe and fun way, which they do through weekly public classes for kids 8-17. If you've really got your eye on the prize… er, medal … they also work with the Chicago Park District to offer youth archery classes at Pulaski Park. All youth programs enable archers to participate in the monthly Junior Olympic Archery Development qualification rounds.