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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.

Calendar of Events

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Ski Cross: Australia and New Zealand Cup

Mount Buller, Australia

2 August 2017 - 4 August 2017


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Athletics: IAAF World Championships

London, Great Britain

4 August 2017 - 13 August 2017


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Tennis: Coupe Rogers

Montreal, Canada

7 August 2017 - 20 August 2017


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Tennis: Rogers Cup

Toronto, Canada

7 August 2017 - 13 August 2017


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Tennis: Western & Southern Open

Cincinnati, USA

13 August 2017 - 28 August 2017


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Summer Universiade

Taipei City, Taipei

19 August 2017 - 30 August 2017


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Alpine: Australia and New Zealand Cup

Thredbo, Australia

21 August 2017 - 25 August 2017


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Snowboard Cross: Australia and New Zealand Cup

Hotham, Australia

23 August 2017 - 27 August 2017


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Ski Cross: Australia and New Zealand Cup

Hotham, Australia

24 August 2017 - 27 August 2017


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Tennis: US Open

New York, USA

28 August 2017 - 10 September 2017


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Sport Climbing: IFSC Youth World Championship

Innsbruck, Austria

30 August 2017 - 10 September 2017


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Rhythmic Gymnastics: FIG World Championships

Pesaro, Italy

30 August 2017 - 3 September 2017


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Alpine: 2017 Australian Championships

Hotham, Australia

7 August 2017 - 11 August 2017


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