Racquetball

Racquetball

Racquetball was invented on a Connecticut handball court in 1949 by Joe Sobek, who wanted a game with a fast…

Wrestling

Wrestling

Olympic wrestling includes six men’s freestyle events (57kg, 65kg, 74kg, 86kg, 97kg, 125kg), six women’s freestyle events (48kg, 53kg, 58kg, 63kg, 69kg, 75kg) and six men’s Greco-Roman events (59kg, 66kg, 75kg, 85kg, 98kg, 130kg).

Weightlifting

Weightlifting

Olympic weightlifting will be gender equal for the first time at Tokyo 2020 where there will be seven events each for men and women.

Water Ski/Wakeboard

Water Ski/Wakeboard

Water skiing and wakeboarding are two of the most spectacular and exciting sports at the Pan American Games. Both feature…

Volleyball

Volleyball

At its core, volleyball is an indoor game played between two teams of six. The objective is to send a ball over the top of a net and have it land in the opposition’s half of the court.

Beach Volleyball

Beach Volleyball

Beach volleyball takes the complexity of the indoor game and adds the difficulty of playing in sand, as well as having to rely on only one teammate, to hit the ball onto the ground in the opponent’s court.

Triathlon

Triathlon

In triathlon, both the men’s race and the women’s race are contested over the same course with a 1.5km swim, a 40km bike ride and a 10km run. The mixed team relay will make its Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020.

Bowling

Bowling

There is evidence that sports similar to bowling were played in ancient Egypt. Homer’s epic Greek poem The Iliad also…

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