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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.

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Fencing: Senior Asian Championships

Hong Kong, China

15 June 2017 - 20 June 2017


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Weightlifting: IWF Junior World Championships

Tokyo, Japan

16 June 2017 - 27 June 2017


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Weightlifting: Australian Junior and Senior Championships

Hobart, Australia

2 June 2017 - 4 June 2017


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