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Summer Sports

Since Athens 1896, there have been many changes to the sports on the summer Olympic program. There were 28 sports contested at Rio 2016 with the addition of golf and rugby 7s. Five new sports will join the programme at Tokyo 2020, with karate, surfing and sports climbing making their Olympic debuts, while baseball and softball are returning to the programme after a hiatus since Beijing 2008. 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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