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SI Kids Explains: Olympic Table Tennis

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The 2016 Summer Olympics don't begin until August. But like the athletes themselves, Olympic viewers need to get some training in before the Games. And Sports Illustrated Kids is here to help with our new video series, SI Kids Explains.

You’re probably familiar with events like swimming, track and field, and basketball. What you might not know, though, is that there are a lot of sports that fly under the radar. Some of them, well, they’re not exactly things you’d expect to find in the Olympics.

The third installment of SI Kids Explains looks at a game you've probably played, but never imagined it would be an Olympic sport: Table Tennis!

When you're ready for your next round of training, check out this SI Kids Explains video on Olympic Trampolining! Then go for the gold with the third video in the series, which looks at Olympic Dressage!