What caused the Olympics to end?
World wars led to the cancellation of the 1916, 1940, and 1944 Olympics; large-scale boycotts during the Cold War limited participation in the 1980 and 1984 Olympics; and the 2020 Olympics were postponed until 2021 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
What Olympic sports are no longer played?
Since the first modern Games in 1896, 10 sports have disappeared completely from the Olympic schedule. These are croquet, cricket, Jeu de Paume, pelota, polo, roque, rackets, tug-of-war, lacrosse, and motor boating.
Which leader was associated with ending the ancient Olympic Games and why?
In AD 394, Emperor Theodosius of Rome officially abolished the Games. He was a Christian, and wanted to put an end to pagan festivals. 776 BC | First recorded Olympic Games, with just one race, the stade.
How much longer will the Olympics last?
It all comes to an end on Sunday 8 August, with the Olympics officially lasting a total of 17 days. The closing ceremony will also take place at 12.00pm in the UK, and is set to end around 3.00pm, after the (both literal and symbolic) passing of the torch to Paris ahead of the 2024 Games.
Which game is removed from Olympics 2020?
But weightlifting is facing a threat of being removed from the Olympic Games over issues involving its governing body. The International Olympic Committee (IOC), in fact, has now given itself more powers to drop a sport from the Olympic programme.