How many sports were in the Olympics?

How many sports are in the Olympics? There are 33 sports and 46 disciplines in the official 2021 Olympic program. That includes 339 total medal events.

How many sports were in the ancient Olympics?

Over time other events were added to the Games to bring the total programme to 18 events spread over five days: diaulos – the two stadium lengths foot-race, added in 724 BCE. dolichos – longer foot-races 7 to 20 stadium lengths, added in 720 BCE. wrestling – added in 708 BCE.

What is the oldest Olympic sport still played today?

The running race known as stadion or stade is the oldest Olympic Sport in the world.

Who won the last Olympics?

Rio 2016 Olympics Medal Table

Country
United States 46 38
Great Britain 27 17
China 26 26
Russian Federation 19 19

What sport has been in the Olympics the longest?

The marathon has been on the Olympic programme at every Olympic Game since Athens 1896.

  • Athens 1896.
  • Athletics.
  • Samuel WANJIRU.
  • Tiki GELANA.
  • Abebe BIKILA.
  • Joan BENOIT.
  • London 2012 | Olympic Games.

What is the oldest Olympic record?

The oldest Olympic record is Bob Beamon’s mighty long jump of 8.90 metres in Mexico City in 1968. That world record was bettered only in 1991, when Mike Powell leapt just five centimetres farther than Mr Beamon.

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