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When did summer events become Olympic sports?

When did summer events become Olympic sports?
When did summer events become Olympic sports?

 


Summer is all about sunshine, warm weather, cold drinks and backyard barbecues.

Summer is also a season to get active. Some of the best summer outdoor activities, such as tennis, golf, cycling, swimming and surfing, have become staples of the Summer Olympics.

Here's a look at the moment summer sports became part of the Olympics.

3×3 basketball: Debuted at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Archery: Debuted at the 1900 Olympic Games in Paris

Artistic gymnastics: Debuted at the first 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens

Artistic swimming (formerly synchronized swimming): Debuted at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles

Athletics: Debuted at the 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens

Badminton: Debuted at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona

Basketball: Became a full medal sport at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona

Basketball: Debuted at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin

Beach Volleybal: Debuted at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta

Boxing: Debuted at the 1904 Summer Olympics in St. Louis

Break: Will debut at the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris

Canoe marathon: Debuted at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin

Canoe slalom (whitewater canoeing): debuted at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, but did not compete again until the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona

Canoe sprint: Became a full medal sport at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin

BMX freestyle bikes: Debuted at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Cycling BMX racing: Debuted at the 2008 Beijing Olympics

Cycling mountain bike: Debuted at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta

Cycling away: Debuted at the first Olympic Games in 1896 in Athens and has been on the Olympic program continuously since the 1912 Olympic Games in Stockholm

Velodrome: Debuted at the 1896 Olympic Games in Athens

To dive: Debuted at the 1904 Olympic Games in St. Louis

Rider: Debuted at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris

Screens: Debuted at the 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens

Field hockey: Debuted at the 1908 Summer Olympics in London before becoming an Olympic feature at the 1928 Games in Amsterdam

golf: Debuted at the 1900 Olympic Games in Paris, but only became a fixture at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio

Handball: Debuted at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, but did not compete again until the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich

Judo: Debuted at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo before becoming a fixture at the 1972 Munich Games

Lacrosse: Debuted at the 1904 Olympic Games in St. Louis

Marathon swimming: Debuted at the 2008 Beijing Olympics

Modern pentathlon: Debuted at the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm.

Rhythmic gymnastics: Debuted at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles

Rowing: Debuted at the 1900 Olympic Games in Paris

Rugby sevens: Debuted at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio

The sailing (formerly sailing): debuted at the 1900 Paris Olympics, called “sailing”, starting with the 2000 Sydney Olympics

To shoot: Debuted at the 1896 Olympic Games in Athens

Skateboarding: Debuted at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Football: Debuted at the 1900 Olympic Games in Paris

Softball: Debuted at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta

Sport climbing: Debuted at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Surf: Debuted at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Swimming: Debuted at the 1896 Olympic Games in Athens

Table tennis: Debuted at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul

Taekwondo: Debuted as a full medal sport at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney

Tennis: Debuted at the 1896 Olympics in Athens and fought until 1924, returning to the Olympics in 1988 as a full medal sport

Jumping on the trampoline: Debuted at the 2000 Sydney Olympics

Triathlon: Debuted at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney

Volley-ball: Debuted at the 1964 Olympic Games in Tokyo

Water polo: Debuted at the 1900 Olympic Games in Paris

Weightlifting: Debuted at the 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens and has competed in every Games since 1920

Wrestling: Debuted at the 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens and became a fixture in 1908

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