List Of Olympic Games: The Olympic Games are the world’s only truly global, multi-sport, celebratory athletics competition. With more than 200 countries participating in over 400 events across the Summer and Winter Games, the Olympics are where the world comes to compete, feel inspired, and be together.
The Olympics are the World’s biggest sporting, above and beyond any other sports event. The World Cup may be the most popular global event, and the Super Bowl may be among the most-watched but the Olympics includes every nation. The spirit of the Olympic Games is unlike any other event on the planet.
The first-ever Olympic games happened in Athens, Greece in 776 BC with only one event – a 200-yard footrace. But in the first Modern Olympics in 1896, there were a total of nine sports consisting of 43 events. Since then, the number of sports and events has only increased. The latest Tokyo 2020 edition featured 33 sports and 339 events which means that there will be 18 events and 474 athletes more than in any previous Olympic games. Here is the list of all sports in the Olympics:
Olympic Host Cities
List Summer & Winter Olympics: 1896 to Present
|2028||Summer Olympics||Los Angeles||USA|
|2016||Summer||Rio De Janeiro||Brazil|
|2002||Winter||Salt Lake City||USA|
|1968||Summer Olympics||Mexico City||Mexico|
|1960||Winter Olympics||Squaw Valley||USA|
|1956||Winter Olympics||Cortina d’Ampezzo||Italy|
|1948||Winter Olympics||St. Moritz||Switzerland|
|1932||Summer Olympics||Los Angeles||USA|
|1932||Winter Olympics||Lake Placid||USA|
|1928||Winter Olympics||St. Moritz||Switzerland|
|1908||Summer Olympics||London||Great Britain|
|1904||Summer Olympics||St. Louis||USA|
5 new sports in Tokyo Olympics 2020
Sports In Olympics: Aquatics
Olympic Games: Aquatics events in Tokyo 2020 can be broadly categorized into two: Swimming and Diving. In swimming, there are individual events like freestyle, butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, and medley ranging through 50, 100, 200, 400, 800, and 1500 meters for both men and women. Team events are freestyle and medley relays, men’s, women’s, and mixed. Diving also has two different categories for both men and women, 3m springboard and 10m platform.
Sports In Olympics: Archery
Comes in Men’s individual and team, Women’s individual and team, and mixed categories.
Sports In Olympics: Athletics
This is the list of all events in athletics:
- Sprint (100, 200, 400, 800 meters)
- Long-running (1500, 10000m for men and 5000m for women)
- Hurdles (110, 400 meters)
- Walking (20km, 50km only for men)
- 3000m Steeplechase
- Decathlon for men
- Heptathlon for women
- Long jump
- High jump
- Discus throw
- Shot put
- Hammer throw
- Triple jump
- Javelin throw
- Pole Vault
- Relay (4100m and 4400m)
Sports In Olympics: Badminton
Players to watch for in Tokyo Olympics 2020: PV Sindhu, Tai Tzu-Ying, Anders Antonsen, Kento Momota
Sports In Olympics: Baseball
Olympic Games: Only six teams compete in the baseball tournament in Tokyo 2020. They are Israel, Mexico, Dominican Republic, USA, Republic of Korea, and Japan.
A total of 12 teams compete in each Men’s and Women’s basketball tournament with three groups of 4 teams playing to qualify for knockouts.
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For women’s boxing, there are five categories depending on the weight range – featherweight, flyweight, lightweight, middleweight, and welterweight. Men have three extra categories apart from these – Light heavyweight, heavyweight, and super heavyweight.
There are two major distinctions: Canoe Slalom and Canoe Sprint. Both have C events which are Canoeing and K events which are Kayaking. Canoe Slalom is an individual event while Canoe Sprint has both individual and team events. Moreover, team events are split into two – 2-a-team and 4-a-team categories. Events also differ in distance from 200m to 500m to 1000m.
Men’s and Women’s cycling has road cycling events and individual time trial events.
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Comes in three different events namely dressage, eventing, and jumping in both individual and team categories.
Foil, Sabre, and Epee are the three fencing events in which men and women participate individually and in teams.
One of the oldest team sports to feature in the Olympics. Men and Women compete in two 6 teamed pools to qualify for the quarter-finals.
12 teams in Women’s football are divided into three groups while 16 teams are divided into four groups in Men’s football. Most of the players should be under the age of 23.
It’s an individual competition where players contest in four rounds to determine the winners.
These are the events in gymnastics:
- Artistic individual
- Artistic team
- Horizontal bars (Men’s)
- Parallel bars (Men’s)
- Pommel horse (Men’s)
- Rings (Men’s)
- Balance beam (Women’s)
- Uneven bars (Women’s)
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12 teams are split into two groups for both Men’s and Women’s handball tournaments.
Judo events are categorized by weight classification. Men’s starting from 60 kg to 100+ kg are divided into seven different events. Women’s seven categories range between 48 and 78+ kg. There is also one mixed team event.
Kata and Kumite are the two events where Kumite is again divided into three depending on the weight limit. For men, it’s 67 kg, 75 kg, and 75+ and for women, it’s 55 kg, 61 kg, and 61+.
Modern pentathlon is a fusion of five individual events; cross-country run, freestyle swimming, epee fencing, pistol shooting, and show jumping. A total of 36 athletes will participate in the men’s and women’s pentathlon each.
Rowing has seven events each for men and women. They are Coxless four, Coxless pair, Double sculls, Men’s and Women’s eight, Lightweight double sculls, Quadruple sculls, and Single sculls.
Both Men’s and Women’s rugby tournament consists of 12 teams split into 3 equal groups for qualification to the knockout round.
This is the list of Sailing events in the Tokyo Olympics 2020:
- Men’s 470
- Women’s 470
- Men’s RS: X
- Women’s RS: X
- 49er FX
- Laser Radial
- Nacra 17
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- There are six individual events for men and women each along with three team events.
- Individual events: 10m air pistol, 10m air rifle, 25m rapid fire pistol, 50m rifle three positions, skeet, trap.
- Team events: Mixed 10m air pistol, Mixed 10m air rifle, Mixed team trap
One of the newest entries in Olympics year, skateboarding has only two events, street, and park.
Lead, Speed, and Bouldering are the three disciplines of sport climbing. It’s also featuring in the Olympics for the first time.
The surfing tournament contains 5 heats of three competitors each followed by head-to-head knockout stages.
Just like tennis, singles, doubles, and mixed doubles are the events in table tennis.
All combat sports have categories determined by body weight and Taekwondo is no different. Men and women have 4 different events depending upon their body weight.
Singles, Doubles, and mixed doubles are classic tennis events. It is one of the most awaited events because of world-class players featuring in the tournament.
Triathlon is a mix of running, swimming, and cycling. There are individual events and mixed relay events.
Two pools of 6 teams start the tournament. After 4 from each group qualify, the knockout stages will happen.
Ranging from 61 kg to 109+ kg for men and 49 kg to 87+ kg for women, there will be seven categories in the weightlifting competition.
Men’s wrestling has two different types – Greco-Roman and freestyle wrestling while women’s wrestling has only the freestyle event. Events are separated on the basis of bodyweight categories.
Qualification rules for each of the Olympic sports are set by the International Sports Federation (IF) which governs that sport’s international competition.
For individual sports, competitors typically qualify by attaining a certain place in a major international event or on the IF’s ranking list. There is a general rule that a maximum of three individual athletes may represent each nation per competition. National Olympic Committees (NOCs) may enter a limited number of qualified competitors in each event, and the NOC decides which qualified competitors to select as representatives in each event if more have attained the benchmark than can be entered.
Nations most often qualify teams for team sports through continental qualifying tournaments, in which each continental association is given a certain number of spots in the Olympic tournament. Each nation may be represented by no more than one team per competition; a team consists of just two people in some sports.
In Hindi: (योग्यता)
प्रत्येक ओलंपिक खेल के लिए योग्यता नियम अंतर्राष्ट्रीय खेल महासंघ (आईएफ) द्वारा निर्धारित किए जाते हैं जो उस खेल की अंतरराष्ट्रीय प्रतियोगिता को नियंत्रित करता है।
व्यक्तिगत खेलों के लिए, प्रतियोगी आम तौर पर एक प्रमुख अंतरराष्ट्रीय आयोजन में या आईएफ की रैंकिंग सूची में एक निश्चित स्थान प्राप्त करके अर्हता प्राप्त करते हैं। एक सामान्य नियम है कि प्रत्येक प्रतियोगिता में अधिकतम तीन व्यक्तिगत एथलीट प्रत्येक राष्ट्र का प्रतिनिधित्व कर सकते हैं। राष्ट्रीय ओलंपिक समितियां (एनओसी) प्रत्येक घटना में सीमित संख्या में योग्य प्रतियोगियों में प्रवेश कर सकती हैं, और एनओसी यह तय करती है कि प्रत्येक प्रतियोगिता में प्रतिनिधियों के रूप में चयन करने के लिए कौन से योग्य प्रतियोगियों को प्रवेश किया जा सकता है।
राष्ट्र अक्सर महाद्वीपीय क्वालीफाइंग टूर्नामेंट के माध्यम से टीम के खेल के लिए टीमों को अर्हता प्राप्त करते हैं, जिसमें प्रत्येक महाद्वीपीय संघ को ओलंपिक टूर्नामेंट में एक निश्चित संख्या में स्पॉट दिए जाते हैं। प्रत्येक राष्ट्र का प्रतिनिधित्व प्रति प्रतियोगिता में एक से अधिक टीम द्वारा नहीं किया जा सकता है; एक टीम में कुछ खेलों में सिर्फ दो लोग होते हैं।