What sports have been included since the early Olympics?
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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) makes the determination of which sports are to be included in the Olympics. The International Skating Union (ISU) petitioned to have figure skating included as a winter sport and it was, in time for the first Winter Olympic Games in 1924. For decades figure skating was the most popular Winter Olympic sport by far, but since 2010, TV audiences and streaming viewership of freestyle skiing and snowboarding have begun to…
Since the Greek gods and goddesses were from long ago there is no Greek god or goddess of sports but if meaning like the Olympics it would be Zeus because, the Olympics were dedicated to him. Above is one idea. Here is another idea Nike is the Greek goddess victory and the one that many consider to be the Greek Goddess of sports.
Since the first Olympic games fencing has been part of the Olympics. (first "modern" games in 1896.) It was chosen by Olympic creators and has remained as one of four sports to remain in the Olympics every year since. For more information please see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1896_Summer_Olympics#Fencing
Fencing is one of the longest-running sports in history. In addition to that, it is one of only four Olympic sports that has had a place in the Olympics every four years since the beginning of the modern Olympics. Fencing is not only a sport that uses swords, it uses three different kinds of swords.
1) Synchronized Diving - added at the 2000 Summer Olympics. 2) Triathlon - added at the 2000 Summer Olympics. 3) Trampoline - added at the 2000 Summer Olympics. 4) Snowboarding - added at the 1998 Winter Olympics. 5) Skeleton - added at the 2002 Winter Olympics although this event was in the 1948 and 1928 Games and was known as toboggan.
Track and field has been a part of the Modern Olympics since the first Modern Games in 1896. The first event known to be competed at the Ancient Olympics was the stade run, a foot race of approximately 190 meters. So it could be said that track, or an ancient variation of track, has been competed at the Olympics since the first Ancient Olympics. History states that the pentathlon was included at the Games in…
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