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Summer Sports

Since Athens 1896, there have been many changes to the sports on the summer Olympic program. There were 26 sports contested at London 2012 and at Rio 2016 golf and rugby-7s join the program to reach 28. Aquatics, canoe/kayak, cycling, gymnastics, equestrian, volleyball and wrestling have multiple disciplines. Learn more on each sports page.

Winter Sports

The first Winter Olympic Games, Chamonix 1924, had six sports on the program and 16 events. Today the number of sports has only increased by one to seven with multiple disciplines in bobsleigh, skating and skiing. At the 2014 Games in Sochi Russia - alpine parrallel team skiing, snowboard and ski slopestyle were added meaning 98 events were contested.

Discontinued Sports

A number of sports previously on the Olympic program have been dropped throughout Games history. Golf and rugby union were discontinued but have been reinstated to the Olympic program for Rio 2016. Baseball and softball were dropped after the 2008 Games.

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Mountain Bike - UCI World Championships

Vallnord, La Massana-Andorra

1 September 2015 - 6 September 2015


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Beach VolleyBall - Rio Major Series

Rio, Brazil

2 September 2015 - 6 September 2015


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Triathlon - World Triathlon Series

Edmonton, Canada

5 September 2015 - 6 September 2015


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Gymnastics - FIG Rhythmic World Championships

Stuttgart, Germany

7 September 2015 - 13 September 2015


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Wrestling - FILA World Championships

Las Vegas, USA

7 September 2015 - 12 September 2015


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Archery - World Cup #4

Medellin, Columbia

8 September 2015 - 13 September 2015


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Volleyball - Men FIVB World Cup

Japan

8 September 2015 - 23 September 2015


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Shooting - Shotgun: ISSF World Championships

Lonato, Italy

9 September 2015 - 18 September 2015


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Canoe Slalom - ICF World Championships

Lee Valley, United Kingdom

15 September 2015 - 20 September 2015


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Triathlon - ITU World Series Grand Final

Chicago, USA

15 September 2015 - 20 September 2015


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Archery - Rio 2016 Test Event

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

15 September 2015 - 22 September 2015


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Badminton - 2015 Victor Maribyrnong International Series

Maribyrnong Sports School, River Street, Maribyrnong

16 September 2015 - 20 September 2015


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Cycling Road - UCI Road World Championships

Richmond, USA

19 September 2015 - 27 September 2015


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Badminton - 2015 Sydney International Challenge

Netball Central NSW, 2 Olympic Boulevard, Sydney Olympic Park

22 September 2015 - 26 September 2015


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Equestrian - FEI Jumping (Team) Nations Cup Final CSIO 5

Barcelona, Spain

24 September 2015 - 27 September 2015


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Beach Volleyball - FIVB Season Final

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA

29 September 2015 - 5 October 2015


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