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Rowing

Olympic history will be made at Tokyo 2020 as rowing becomes fully gender equal, featuring identical events for men and…

Softball

Softball will make its return to the Olympic program at Tokyo 2020, the result of an initiative that gives organizing…

Swimming

Swimming’s 37 medal events, second only to athletics, include both individual and relay events as well as pool and open…


Summer Olympic Sports

Archery

Men and women compete in separate individual and team events in Olympic archery. New at Tokyo 2020 will be a…

Artistic Swimming

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

Athletics

The 48 athletics events are the most of any sport on the Olympic program. All are contested separately by men…

Badminton

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

Baseball

In a baseball game, while one team assumes nine defensive positions (three in the outfield, four around the infield bases,…

Basketball

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


Winter Olympic Sports

Alpine Skiing

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

Biathlon

Incorporating cross-country skiing and rifle shooting, there are eleven biathlon events on the Olympic program which can be divided into…

Bobsleigh

Bobsleds are built to hold one, two or four athletes. Beginning with a running start, teams push their sleds approximately…

Cross-Country Skiing

Traditionally, Olympic cross-country skiing events alternate between classical and free technique from Games to Games. In classical technique, the skis…

Curling

Curling is one of the most strategic sports at the Olympic Winter Games. Playing on a rectangle sheet of ice,…

Figure Skating

There are four figure skating disciplines: men’s singles, women’s singles, pairs, and ice dance. In each one, the skaters perform…