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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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Triathlon - ITU World Triathlon Series #4

Yokohama, Japan

14 May 2016 - 15 May 2016


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Boxing - AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships

Astana, Kazahhstan

19 May 2016 - 27 May 2016


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Rowing – Late Olympic Qualification Regatta

Lucerne, Switzerland

22 May 2016 - 25 May 2016


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Tennis - Roland Garros

Paris, France

22 May 2016 - 5 June 2016


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Weightlifting - Oceania Championships

Suva, Fiji

24 May 2016 - 28 May 2016


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Rowing – World Rowing Cup II

Lucerne, Switzerland

27 May 2016 - 29 May 2016


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Gymnastics - Australian Championships

Melbourne, Australia

23 May 2016 - 4 June 2016


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Weightlifting - Oceania Championships

Suva, Fiji

24 May 2016 - 28 May 2016


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Diving - Australian Open Championships / Olympic Games Trials

Melbourne, Australia

26 May 2016 - 29 May 2016


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AOC Annual General Meeting

MCA, The Rocks - Sydney

7 May 2016


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