Sports


Summer Olympic Sports

Beach Volleyball

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

Boxing

At its core, boxing is a contest in which two combatants engage hand-to-hand for sport.

Canoe/Kayak – Slalom

The Olympic program will become gender equal at Tokyo 2020 with the addition of women’s canoe events. All four events…

Canoe/Kayak – Sprint

The Olympic program will become gender equal at Tokyo 2020 with the addition of women’s canoe events. Men and women…

Cycling – BMX

There will be two forms of BMX contested at Tokyo 2020 – racing and freestyle. BMX racing has been included…

Cycling – Mountain Bike

There are four specialties of mountain bike, but only cross-country was added to the Olympic program at Atlanta 1996.


Winter Olympic Sports

Freestyle Skiing

Freestyle skiing is divided into six disciplines, five of which include a judged component as skiers are evaluated on their…

Ice Hockey

In its basic form, hockey is a game played on ice in which teams try to score in their opponent’s…

Luge

Luge athletes compete on an ice track, beginning their ride by sitting on an open fiberglass sled. At the top…

Nordic Combined

Nordic combined incorporates ski jumping and cross-country skiing. It is the last sport on the Olympic program that is contested…

Skeleton

Skeleton is contested on an ice track. The athletes typically sprint alongside their sled for the first few seconds of…

Ski Jumping

Ski jumping at the Olympic Games is contested on two different hills, designated as “normal” and “large” based on the…