What games are played in the modern Olympics?
To the traditional events of track and field athletics, which include the decathlon and heptathlon, have been added a host of games and sports—archery, badminton, basketball, boxing, canoeing and kayaking, cycling, diving, equestrian contests, fencing, field hockey, golf, gymnastics, judo and taekwondo, the modern …
What do you know about modern Olympic Games?
The original Olympics were always held at Olympia. Almost every modern Olympiad is celebrated in or near a different city of the world. The earlier Games were open only to Greek citizens and athletes from other Mediterranean countries. The modern Games encourage all nations to compete.
What games were added later in the modern Olympics?
Some demonstration sports, like baseball and curling, were later added to the official Olympic program. This changed when the International Olympic Committee decided in 1989 to eliminate demonstration sports from Olympics Games after 1992.
Which year was the last Olympics?
List of Olympic Host Cities
|Olympiad||Year||Host City, Country|
|XXX||2012||London, England, UK|
What city has hosted the Olympics 3 times?
London has had the honour of hosting the Olympic Games three times, most recently in 2012. Just this week, it was announced that Brisbane will host the Olympic Games for the first time. The Australian city has been confirmed as the host city for the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
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.