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Fast Facts: Olympic Sports

Summer SportsWinter SportsPast Sports

Summer Sports
Athletes compete in the following sports during the Summer Games:

• Aquatics
• Archery
• Athletics
• Badminton
• Baseball
• Basketball
• Boxing
• Canoe / kayak
• Cycling
• Equestrian
• Fencing
• Football
• Gymnastics
• Handball
• Hockey
• Judo
• Modern Pentathlon
• Rowing
• Sailing
• Shooting
• Softball
• Table Tennis
• Taekwondo
• Tennis
• Triathlon
• Volleyball
• Weightlifting
• Wrestling

Winter Sports
Athletes compete in the following sports during the Winter Games:

• Biathlon
• Bobsleigh
• Curling
• Ice Hockey
• Luge
• Skating
• Skiing

Past Sports
These sports were a part of past Olympics, but are no longer played at the Games:

• Cricket  
• Croquet 
• Golf 
• Jeu de paume 
• Lacrosse 
• Pelote basque 
• Polo
• Power boating
• Rackets
• Rink-hockey
• Roque
• Rugby
• Tug of war
• Water skiing