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The Olympic boxing competition features 10 men’s weight categories, from light flyweight (46-49kg) to super heavyweight (over 91kg). Women’s boxing features medals in three weights: flyweight (48-51kg), lightweight (57-60kg) and middleweight (69-75kg).

Canoe/Kayak – Slalom

Canoe/Kayak – Slalom

Both the canoe and kayak were developed by Aboriginal peoples in Canada. Honouring this past, today’s racing canoe is often called the “Canadian.” Slalom made its first appearance at the Olympic Games in 1972.

Canoe/Kayak – Sprint

Canoe/Kayak – Sprint

Both the canoe and kayak were developed by Aboriginal peoples in Canada. Honouring this past, today’s racing canoe is often called the “Canadian.” Men’s canoe/kayak sprint racing was included in the 1936 Olympic Games, with women’s events 12 years later. The sport made its first Pan American Games appearance in 1967 in Winnipeg.

Cycling – BMX

Cycling – BMX

Having made its debut at the Beijing 2008 Games, BMX is the most recent cycling discipline to have been added to the Olympic program.

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