Rio 2016 : Summer Olympics Sports List

Rio 2016 Summer Olympics Sports List

In 1896, at the first Olymics games there were only 9 sports played. Since many sports are added to the program and removed too from it. Only five sports have been contested at every summer Olympic Games since 1896: Athletics, Cycling, Fencing, Gymnastics and Swimming. In 2012 there was 26 sports contested, and in 2016 there will be 28. Latest changes in the sport of Olympics in 2008 Baseball and softball.

Related : History of Olympics 

Rio 2016 summer Olympics sports list
Rio Olympics 2016 sports list

Rio 2016 Sports List

The 2016 Summer Olympics officially known as the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, and commonly known as Rio 2016, is a major international multi-sport event in the tradition of the Olympic Games due to take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from August 5 to August 21, 2016. In August 2009 the International Olympic Committee (IOC) voted on which two sports will be added to the program for Rio 2016 i.e. golf and rugby union. Here we provide you the full sports list for Summer Olympics 2016.

List of Sports in 2016 Summer Olympics at Rio

2016 Summer Olympic Sports List

  • archery
  • badminton
  • basketball
  • beach volleyball
  • boxing
  • canoe / kayak
  • cycling (track, road, mountain, BMX)
  • diving
  • equestrian (dressage, jumping and eventing)
  • fencing
  • field hockey
  • golf
  • gymnastics
  • handball
  • judo
  • modern pentathlon
  • rowing
  • rugby 7s
  • sailing
  • shooting
  • soccer / football
  • swimming
  • synchronized swimming
  • table tennis
  • taekwondo
  • tennis
  • track and field
  • triathlon (swimming, biking, running)
  • volleyball
  • water polo
  • weightlifting
  • wrestling

 New Sports @ RIO 2016

  • golf (added for 2016)
  • rugby union (added for 2016)

Recently Removed Sports

  • baseball (in 2008)
  • softball (in 2008)

Possible New Sports

  • climbing
  • karate
  • roller sport
  • squash
  • wakeboard
  • wushu
  • surfing
  • dancing
  • bowling
  • netball

Previous Olympic Sports

  • croquet
  • motor boating
  • polo
  • tug-of-war
  • plunge for distance
  • underwater swimming
  • obstacle race for swimming
  • cricket
  • lacrosse
  • jeu de paume
  • racquets

Ancient Olympics

  • Boxing
  • Equestrian events: Chariot racing, Riding
  • Pankration
  • Pentathlon: Discus, Javelin, Jump, Running, Wrestling
  • Running
  • Wrestling

 

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