Your question: What were the original 9 sports in the Olympics?

What were the original Games of the Olympics?

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) was formed, and the first Games were planned for 1896 in Athens, the capital of Greece. In Athens, 280 participants from 13 nations competed in 43 events, covering track-and-field, swimming, gymnastics, cycling, wrestling, weightlifting, fencing, shooting, and tennis.

What are the 5 sports to continually feature at the Olympics since Athens 1896?

The only sports that have featured in all Olympic Summer Games since 1896 are gymnastics, athletics, cycling, fencing and swimming. Rowing and water polo have been continuously featured since their inaugurations in 1900.

How many sports were in the original Olympics?

The athletes competed in 43 events covering athletics (track and field), cycling, swimming, gymnastics, weightlifting, wrestling, fencing, shooting, and tennis. A festive atmosphere prevailed as foreign athletes were greeted with parades and banquets.

How many ancient Olympic Games were there?

The first Olympic Games are traditionally dated to 776 BC. The games were held every four years, or Olympiad, which became a unit of time in historical chronologies.


Events at the Olympics
Olympiad Year Event first introduced
33rd 648 BC Horse race (keles), pankration
37th 632 BC Boys’ stade and wrestling
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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 were added at each Olympics?

Olympic Games Sports Changes

Year Host change
2024 Paris, France breakdancing added, karate, baseball & softball removed
2020 Tokyo, Japan baseball and softball, karate, sport climbing, skateboarding and surfing added
2016 Rio, Brazil Rugby 7s and Golf added
2012 London, England Baseball and Softball dropped.

Where are the 2024 Olympics?

What is the number 1 Olympic sport?

The most popular world sport as measured by other methods is soccer, which is also one of the most popular Olympic sports, though swimming and athletics reach their peak in popularity during the Olympics and give soccer some competition.