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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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Artistic Gymnastics: FIG World Championships

Montreal, Canada

2 October 2017 - 8 October 2017


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Fencing: Oceania Cadet Championships

Noumea, New Caledonia

6 October 2017 - 8 October 2017


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Fencing: Asian Under-23 Championships

Hanoi, Vietnam

8 October 2017


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Tennis: Shanghai Masters

Shanghai, China

8 October 2017 - 15 October 2017


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Sport Climbing: Oceania Lead, Speed and Boulder Titles

New Caledonia

14 October 2017 - 15 October 2017


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Weightlifting: Australian & Oceania Masters Championships, Pacific Rim Masters Tournament & World Masters Cup

Gold Coast, Australia

27 October 2017 - 30 October 2017


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Tennis: Paris Masters

Paris, France

30 October 2017 - 5 November 2017


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Swimming: Australian Short Course Championships

Adelaide, Australia

26 October 2017 - 28 October 2017


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