Do you know how many and which sports are practiced at the Olympic Games? Here are the sports that are at the Olympics of the modern age.
The Olympic Games were born in ancient Greece near the city of Olympia and were occasions in which the best athletes from all over Greece clashed. The first modern Olympics took place in Athens in 1896.
The ancient Olympics only included four sports : running, free fighting, pentathlon and boxing. From year to year the IOC (International Olympic Committee) decides how many and which sports will be part of the Games.
Do you know how many years the Olympics are ? The Olympics are there every four years, while the Winter Olympics are two years out of phase with the summer ones.
How many sports do you play at the Olympics?
Usually the sports participating in the Olympic Games range between 26 and 28 sports . The 2016 Olympics, held in Rio de Janeiro, saw 28 sports and 34 disciplines compete:
- Beach volley
- Canoe / kayak
- Horse riding
- Artistic gymnastics
- Rhythmic gymnastics
- Field hockey
- I swim
- Synchronized swimming
- Water polo
- Rugby 7
- Table tennis
How many Olympics has Italy won?
Italy is one of the four nations in the world (with France, Great Britain and Switzerland) to have participated in all editions of the modern Olympics . On three occasions Italy has also hosted the Olympics:
- The 1956 Winter Olympic Games in Cortina d’Ampezzo
- The 1960 Olympics in Rome
- The 2006 Winter Olympic Games in Turin