Olympic fun...

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Greenville Central


I was just wondering what all the Olympic sports were and how long they have been in the games. Well here is what I found:

Archery1900-1912, 1920, Started again in 1972 and still in today

Badminton: since 1992 (I thought this one would have started earlier)

Baseball: Started 1992 to present

Basketball: started 1936

Basque pelota: 1900 and also 1928, 1968 and 1992. (So what is this? It is played on a court. There is a ball and a bat, but it is a long flat bat.)

Boxing: 1904-1908 then started again in 1920 to present

BMX racing: This is the first year for it

Canoing: since 1936

Cricket: since 1900

Croquet: since 1900

Cycling: Since the beginning.

Diving: Since 1904

Equestrian: 1900, then started again in 1912

Fencing: Since the beginning

Football (soccer): 1900-1928, since 1936

Golf: 1900, 1904

Gymnastics: Since the beginning

Handball: 1936, since 1972

Hockey (field): 1908, 1920, since 1928

Jeu de paume: 1908

Judo: 1964, since 1972

Modern pentathlon: since 1912

Lacrosse: 1904-1908

Polo: 1900, 1908, 1920, 1924 and 1936

Rackets: 1908 (Very simular to racket ball)

Roque: 1904 (almost like croket, played on a rolled sand court)

Rowing: since 1900

Rugby union: 1900, 1908, 1920, 1924

Sailing: 1900, since 1908

Shooting: 1896, 1900, 1908-1924, since 1932

Softball: started 1996

Swimming: from the beginning

Synchronized swimming: Since 1984

Table tennis: Since 1988

Taekwondo: Since 2000

Tennis: 1896-1924, since 1988

Triathlon: since 2000

Tug of war: 1900-1920

Volleyball: since 1964

Water motor sports: 1908

Water polo: 1900, since 1908

Weightlifting: 1896, 1904, since 1920

Wrestling: 1896, since 1904




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James C. Johnson
Legacy Real Estate - Sioux Falls, SD

Fun post - I will have to remember a few for quick facts when discussing with clients.

Aug 16, 2008 04:22 AM #1
Jim & Maria Hart
Brand Name Real Estate - Charleston, SC
Charleston, SC Real Estate

Thanks, Crystal. I had no clue that tug-of-war was an event, crazy. Have a great weekend, Jim

Aug 16, 2008 04:45 AM #2
Crystal Corr
Keller Williams Greenville Central - Simpsonville, SC

I didn't either until I looked it up. It is kind of funny to see some of the events that have come and gone.

Aug 16, 2008 04:46 AM #3
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