What events should be in the Olympics?

What events should be added to the Olympics?

On August 3, leading up to Rio, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced that it’s adding five sports to the 2020 Games in Tokyo. They are karate, skateboarding, sports climbing, surfing, and baseball/softball.

What sports should be added to the Summer Olympics?

Stay up to date with all the action from the Games. Well, in addition to the 28 “core” sports, there have been five additions to the Tokyo program to improve local interest: karate, sport climbing, surfing, skateboarding and baseball/softball.

What is the weirdest Olympic sport?

Top 10 Weirdest Olympic Sports Of All Time

  • Race Walking. …
  • Tug-of-War. …
  • Swimming Obstacle Course. …
  • Dueling Pistols. …
  • Hot Air Ballooning. …
  • Horse Long Jump. …
  • Solo Synchronized Swimming. The name itself is contradictory. …
  • Town Planning. At the four Olympic games between 1928 and 1948, medals were given out for, erm, town planning.

What sports will not be in the 2024 Olympics?

Skateboarding, sport climbing, and surfing will be featured in 2024. With the latest breakdancing implementation, baseball and karate are left out. Every Olympic edition we see new sports join the program.

How old was the youngest Olympian?

The youngest winner of any medal was Dimitrios Loundras of Greece, who at age 10 in 1896 won a bronze medal in team gymnastics.

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What events are no longer in the Olympics?

19 Discontinued Olympic Events I Can’t Believe Actually Used To…

  • Croquet. Chriscrafter / Getty Images. …
  • Polo. Freezingrain / Getty Images. …
  • Rackets. Andresr / Getty Images. …
  • Lacrosse. Cdh_design / Getty Images. …
  • Motor Boating. Lowell Georgia / Getty Images. …
  • Tug of War. Gannet77 / Getty Images. …
  • Cricket. …
  • Basque Pelota.

What do the Olympic rings stand for?

The Olympic symbol (the Olympic rings) expresses the activity of the Olympic Movement and represents the union of the five continents and the meeting of athletes from throughout the world at the Olympic Games.