The Games have expanded from 241 to 10,500 competitors since their original reestablishment in Athens with the 1896 Games. Dozens of additions and changes have been made in the Olympic program since 1896, with almost 100 events being added since 1980 alone.
How old are the Olympics?
The first recorded Olympic Games were held at Olympia in the Greek city-state of Elis in 776 B.C., but it is generally accepted that the Olympics were at least 500 years old at that time. The ancient Olympics, held every four years, occurred during a religious festival honoring the Greek god Zeus.
Where was the 1st Olympics held?
What sport is not in the Olympics?
Olympic competitions in sport climbing, skateboarding and surfing will be held again at the next Summer Games. Karate, baseball and softball will not be included in the 2024 Olympics.
How many sports are in Olympics?
Around 11,000 athletes have made their way to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games to compete in over 339 different events from 41 different sports.
What country has won the most Olympic Games?
Here are the 10 countries with the most Olympic medals:
- United States (2827 medals)
- United Kingdom (883 medals)
- Germany (855 medals)
- France (840 medals)
- Italy (701 medals)
- Sweden (652 medals)
- China (608 medals)
- Russia (546 medals)
Which country will host the 2020 Olympics?
Is there an age limit for the Olympics skateboarding?
Olympic skateboarding has no minimum age requirement.