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Q: What is the criteria to make a sport an Olympic one?
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Why did rowing come to the Olympics?

there are criteria for each sport to be an olympic sport....i don't know all of them but one is that it must be played/practised in 4 continents!! that is why lacrosse is not an olympic sport....because it is not played in 4 continents!! Anyway...rowing is an awesome sport, perhaps the best to watch in the totally deserves to be an olympic sport!!

Is there an olympic jumprope team?

no there is not but in at least one country its a sport but not an olympic sport

Is muay thai Olympic sport?

Muay thai is a sport but no an olympic one

Is karate the Olympic sport?

Karate is not an Olympic Sport. TaeKwonDo, a Korean based sport, has been in the Olympics. One of the challenges is that you have to make the activity a sport, and the rules have to be the same throughout the world. Karate is a combat art and many do not want to water it down.

Is Formula One an Olympic sport?

Unfortunately not.

Is high jump a olympic sport?

It is one event in the sport Track and Field.

Was Tug-of-War an Olympic sport?

Yes. Tug-of-war competitions were held at every one of the first five modern Olympic Games. It is still recognised as a sport by the OPC, and could hypothetically make a comeback.

What is the value of a 1996 commemorative olympic sport medallion?

one on eBay

Can olympic athletes participate in more then one sport?


What is the Olympic sport Flatwater about?

It is one of the two disciplines in canoeing or kayaking.

Is the karate team participating in the 2012 Olympics?

Karate is not one of the Olympic sports. Taekwondo is an Olympic sport and the US is participating.

Are there any olympic athletes competing in more than one sport?


Why isn't football an Olympic event?

American Football? Well there are two main reasons really, for one it isn't near as popular as soccer and other sports around the world. The other one is because it doesn't meat some requirements that it's needed for it to be an Olympic sport. What are those requirements that it's missing? Here are the popularity criteria: 1.The sport must be practiced by men in at least 75 countries and four continents, and by women in at least 40 countries and three continents.2. The sport in question must have a governing International Federation in order for the IOC to officially recognize them as a sport.3. The governing body has to then file an application to become a demonstration sport. After that, the sport may file another application to officially become a fully recognised Olympic sport.

Where did cross country skiing originate?

The Olympic sport of cross country skiing is one of the oldest in the Winter Olympic games. The origins of the sport can be traced back to the end of the nineteenth century in Norway.

How did gymnastics become an Olympic sport?

it started out from the Greeks with their training for warriors and it got so popular after that. people noticed how much strength this sport has and agility they finally made it an official olympic sport, since then its one of the most popular sports out there.

Who has won the most Olympic medals in one event in one Olympics?

The most Olympic medals won in one event in one Olympics is one.Every Olympic sport is played just once, so the maximum medals any competitor can gain is one.

What does the foil fencing mean in Catcher in the Rye?

Olympic sport of fencing, one of the weapons is the foil.

What olympic sport became one of Canada's leading pastimes?

Is the answer Ice Hockey?-I'm not sure.

What year did baseball become an official Olympic sport?

Yes, it debuted as an official Olympic sport during the 1992 Barcelona Olympic games. However, both baseball and softball have been eliminated as an Olympic sport after the 2008 Games in Beijing. Ha, loosers. There are no sports that Americans like that is going to be in the olympic game. all sports that Americans like SUCKS! except that we the Americans killed the world in some basketball and got 9 gold medals by one American

Is archery an Olympic sport?

Archery is one of the original sports of the modern Olympics. For more information you can check out the site of our Olympic Archery team at

What olympic event was added in 1988?

According to Wikipedia, one sport that was added in 1988 is table tennis

What winter Olympic games are team sports?

Any sport that requires more than one player.

Which olympic sport allows men and women to compete against each other?

Men and women do compete against one another in Olympic equestrian and sailing events.

Is skeleton sport single?

Skeleton is a sport single for one person.It's just the same as bobsleigh but it only need one person not a team.It will be used in the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver .

How many Olympic 50 Pence coins are there?

The Royal Mint progessively released 29 different 50 Pence coins each one depicting a sport from the Olympic games.