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Athletics

The 47 athletics events are the most of any sport on the Olympic program. They can be divided into five...

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Shooting

Shooting events are distinguished by the type of firearm or airgun, the type of target, whether moving or stationary, and…

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Rowing

The 14 rowing events on the Olympic program can be divided into two groups: scull events and sweep events. Men’s...

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Volleyball

Volleyball was invented by William G. Morgan in 1895. As the physical education director of the YMCA in Holyoke, Massachusetts...

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Sport Climbing

Sport climbing will make its Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020. Three disciplines – speed climbing, bouldering, and lead climbing –…

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Olympic Sports

Alpine Skiing

In the ten individual Olympic alpine skiing events, skiers race against the clock with each event timed to the hundredth…

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Archery

Men and women each compete in separate individual and team events. A ranking round of 72 arrows determines the seeding...

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Artistic Swimming

Formerly known as synchronized swimming, artistic swimming is one of three  sports (along with rhythmic gymnastics and softball) that are…

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Badminton

The aim in this racket sport is to score points by hitting a shuttlecock over a raised net and onto...

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Basketball

Basketball was invented by Canadian professor James Naismith at Springfield College in Massachuesetts in December 1891. It didn’t take long...

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Beach Volleyball

Beach volleyball takes the complexity of the indoor game and adds the difficulty of playing in sand, as well as...

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