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This summer, the world’s best athletes will descend on Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the 2016 Summer Olympics. A total of 28 sports will be contested at this year’s games, with over 42 different events taking place. Here’s a quick rundown of all the sports that will be featured in this year’s Olympics.
Archery: Archery has been a part of the Olympics since 1900, and was even featured in the ancient Olympic Games in Greece. This year, there will be two events contested: men’s individual and women’s individual.
Badminton: Badminton made its first appearance as an Olympic sport in 1992, and has been a mainstay ever since. This year, there will be five events contested: men’s and women’s singles, men’s and women’s doubles, and mixed doubles.
Basketball: Basketball has been a part of the Olympics since 1936, and is one of the most popular sports at the games. This year, there will be two events contested: men’s and women’s tournament.
Boxing: Boxing has been a part of the Olympics since 1904, and is one of the most hotly contested sports at the games. This year, there will be 12 events contested: eight weight classes for men and four weight classes for women.
Canoeing/Kayaking: Canoeing made its first appearance as an Olympic sport in 1936, while kayaking made its debut in 1948. This year, there will be 16 events contested: eight each for canoeing and kayaking.
Cycling: Cycling has been a part of the Olympics since 1896, making it one of the oldest sports in the games. This year, there will be 18 events contested: nine each for road cycling and track cycling.
Diving: Diving made its first appearance as an Olympic sport in 1904, and has been a mainstay ever since. This year, there will be eight events contested: four each for springboard diving and platform diving.
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Swimming is one of the most popular sports in the world and has been part of the Summer Olympics since 1896. This year, there will be 34 events across five disciplines: men’s and women’s freestyle, men’s and women’s breaststroke, men’s and women’s butterfly, and men’s and women’s individual medley. There are also four relay events. In total, there are 2,488 athletes competing in swimming at the 2016 Summer Olympics.
Diving has been a part of the Summer Olympics since 1904. This year, there will be five events: men’s and women’s 3m springboard, men’s and women’s 10m platform, and mixed synchronised 3m springboard.
The sport has its origins in ancient China, and was included in the first modern Olympics in Athens in 1896. Since then, it has become one of the most popular Olympic sports, with millions of people around the world enjoying watching the athletes perform spectacular dives from high platforms.
Gymnastics is a sport that includes a variety of disciplines, including acrobatic, artistic, and rhythmic gymnastics. Gymnastics was first introduced as an Olympic sport in the early 1900s, and has been a part of the Summer Olympics since 1952. This year, there will be a total of eight gymnastics events: four for men and four for women.
The men’s events are:
– floor exercise
– pommel horse
The women’s events are:
– balance beam
– floor exercise
– uneven bars
Track and Field
The track and field portion of the Summer Olympics is always one of the most popular and hotly contested events. This year is no different, with athletes from all over the world vying for gold in a variety of events.
There are a total of 47 medal events in track and field this year, spread across 11 different disciplines. The disciplines are:
-Athletics (19 events)
-Canoeing (3 events)
-Equestrian (3 events)
-Fencing (6 events)
-Judo (7 events)
-Rowing (7 events)
-Sailing (10 events)
-Shooting (15Events)wimming (34 events)
Some of the most popular events include the 100m and 200m sprints, the marathon, the 110m hurdles, the long jump, and the discus throw. Of course, with such a diverse range of disciplines there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Basketball first appeared in the Summer Olympics in 1936. The United States has been the dominant team since inception, winning 15 of the 18 gold medals awarded. The game is played on a hard court and consists of two five-person teams trying to score points by shooting a ball through a hoop. Professional players have been allowed to compete since 1992, which has increased the level of competition but also created some controversy as well.
This year, boxing will make its return to the Summer Olympics after a 12-year hiatus. Both men and women will compete in the sport, with a total of 13 medal events taking place.
TheSummer Olympics are just around the corner, and there are a lot of sports to watch out for! Here is a list of all the sports that will be played in this year’s Olympics:
Archery, Badminton, Baseball, Boxing, Canoeing, Cycling, Diving, Equestrian, Fencing, Field hockey, Gymnastics, Judo, Lacrosse, Modern pentathlon, Rowing, Rugby sevens, Sailing, Shooting Softball, synchronised swimming,, Table tennis,, Taekwondo,, Tennis,, Trampoline,, Triathlon,, Volleyball,, Water polo,, Weightlifting,, and Wrestling.
So whatever your favorite sport is, make sure to tune into the Olympics this year to catch all the action!