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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.

Calendar of Events

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Volleyball - World League R1: Australia vs Brazil

Sao Bernardo do Campo

5 June 2015


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Equestrian - Saddleworld International Three Day Event

Melbourne, Australia

6 June 2015 - 8 June 2015


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Volleyball - World League R1: Australia vs Brazil

Sao Bernardo do Campo

7 June 2015


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Sailing - ISAF World Cup

Weymouth, United Kingdom

8 June 2015 - 14 June 2015


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Modern Pentathlon - World Cup Final

Minsk, Belarus

11 June 2015 - 14 June 2015


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Volleyball - World League R1: Australia vs Italy

Jesolo, Italy

12 June 2015


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Volleyball - World League R1: Australia vs Italy

Verona, Italy

14 June 2015


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Rowing - World Cup II

Varese, Italy

18 June 2015 - 21 June 2015


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Golf - US Open

Washington, USA

18 June 2015 - 22 June 2015


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Canoe/Kayak - ICF Slalom World Cup

Prague, Czech Republic

19 June 2015 - 24 June 2015


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Hockey - World League Semi-Final

Antwerp, Belgium

20 June 2015 - 5 July 2015


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Olympic Day

Australia Wide

23 June 2015


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Water polo - FINA Men's Water Polo World League

Bergamo, ITALY

23 June 2015 - 28 June 2015


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Taekwondo - Australian Open

Melbourne, Australia

26 June 2015 - 28 June 2015


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Beach Volleyball - FIVB World Championships

Four cities, The Netherlands

26 June 2015 - 5 July 2015


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Aquatics - Synchronised Swimming Spanish Open

Barcelona, Spain

26 June 2015 - 28 June 2015


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Canoe/Kayak - Slalom; World Cup II

Krakow, Poland

26 June 2015 - 28 June 2015


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Volleyball - World League R1: Australia vs Brazil

Sydney, Australia

27 June 2015


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Volleyball - World League R1: Australia vs Brazil

Sydney, Australia

28 June 2015


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Sailing - Laser World Championships

Kingston, Canada

29 June 2015


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Judo - Australian National Championships

Wollongong, Australia

5 June 2015 - 8 June 2015


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Shooting - Shotgun: Australia Cup 3

Belmont, Australia

12 June 2015 - 14 June 2015


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Olympic Day

Australia Wide

23 June 2015


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NSW Pierre De Coubertin Awards

Sydney Olympic Park

19 June 2015


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Victorian Pierre De Coubertin Awards

Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre

21 June 2015


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Olympic Day

Australia Wide

23 June 2015


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