How many sports are there at the Olympics?

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:

  1. Athletics
  2. Badminton
  3. Beach volley
  4. Football
  5. Canoe / kayak
  6. Boating
  7. Cycling
  8. Horse riding
  9. Artistic gymnastics
  10. Rhythmic gymnastics
  11. Golf
  12. Field hockey
  13. Judo
  14. fight
  15. I swim
  16. Synchronized swimming
  17. Basketball
  18. Handball
  19. Water polo
  20. Volleyball
  21. Pentathlon
  22. Boxing
  23. Rugby 7
  24. Fencing
  25. Weightlifting
  26. Taekwondo
  27. Tennis
  28. Table tennis
  29. Shooting
  30. Archery
  31. Trampoline
  32. Triathlon
  33. Dips
  34. Sailing

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
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