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Aquatics

Aquatics

Aquatics comprises of four different sports: Diving, Swimming, Synchronised Swimming and Water Polo. Diving Diving became popular in Sweden and Germany in the 18th and 19th centuries. The sport was primarily pr...

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Archery

Archery is truly a historic sport and has roots dating back to its use as a weapon of hunting and war in ancient times. Archery first entered the Olympic programme at Paris 1900 and in 1904 it became one of the first Olympic sports to in...

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Athletics

Often seen as one of the showpiece sports on the Olympic Programme, athletics is a collection of 47 track and field events that involve competitive running, jumping, throwing and walking. Since 1896, athletics has been on the programme o...

تنس الريشة أو الريشة الطائرة (البادمنتون)

Badminton

Badminton takes its name from Badminton House - home of the Duke of Beaufort in the English county of Gloucestershire. In 1873, the Duke is credited with bringing a version of the game – Poona - back from India and introducing it to his guests....

basketball

Basketball

Basketball was invented in December 1891 by Canadian James W. Naismith. An instructor at the YMCA Training School in Massachusetts, he sought a suitable indoor game to keep his students fit and warm during the cold New England winters. He formulat...

الملاكمة

Boxing

The earliest evidence of boxing dates back to Egypt around 3000 BC. The sport was introduced to the ancient Olympic Games by the Greeks in the late 7th century BC, when soft leather thongs were used to bind boxers’ hands and forearms for protectio...

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Cycling

Cycling has been contested at every Olympic Games since 1896 at which a road race and five track events were held. Mountain Bike racing entered the Olympic programme in Atlanta ’96, followed by BMX at Beijing 2008. Women’s cycling entered the Olym...

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Equestrian

Equestrian events were included in the Olympic Games for the first time in 1900 in a format that has remained very consistent to the present day. Three equestrian disciplines have been on the Olympic programme since 1912: Jumping, Dressa...

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Fencing

Swordplay has been practised for thousands of years, and modern day fencing began as a form of military training. It did not become a sport until around the 15th century. Men’s fencing has been contested at every edition of the Olympic G...

Football

Football

In 1900 and 1904, football was introduced as an exhibition sport and became the first team sport included in the Olympic Games. Since 1908, the sport has been held at every Olympic Games with the exception of the 1932 Los Angeles Games. Women’s fo...