A Complete Summer Olympics Games List that You Simply Must Read About

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Summer Olympics Games List

Olympics Games List : The World’s biggest Sports event- The Olympics or the Games of the Olympiad was first held in 1896 in the city of Athens, Greece with 14 nations (according to the report by IOC) participated in it. It is an international multi-sport event which is hosted every four every years in different cities. The games are organized and monitored by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The mega event is been organized 31 times till date in which 3 Olympiads got cancelled due to World War I and World War II. The recent Summer Olympics took place in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil in 2016 where 205 nations participated which is the maximum participation number in the history of Olympics. The upcoming Summer Olympics is going to take place in Tokyo, Japan where all 206 nations are expected to take part in it.

There were 9 sports with 10 disciplines that took place in the first Summer Olympics in 1896 wherein 28 sports with 41 disciplines were included in the recent Olympics in 2016. Addition to that, there will be 33 sports with 50 disciplines are scheduled for participation in the Tokyo Olympics 2020. Following are the list of disciplines of sports that are involved or going to get involved in the Olympics:

Summer Olympics Games List – All Olympics Games 

The complete Olympics Games List since the first Summer Olympics is given below :

Archery

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The first time Archery involved in the Olympics is in the year 1900 and is been contested in 16 Olympiads. South Korea won most number of gold medals in Archery in the history of Olympics. They bagged 23 gold medals.

Involvement Years: 1900-1908, 1920, since 1972.

Athletics

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Athletics is been contested in every Summer Olympics right from 1896 till date. There are large number of events under athletics categorizing men and women. The USA dominated this sport with 395 gold medals in the Olympics.

Involvement Years: Since 1896 (all years).

Badminton

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The sport Badminton had made its debut in 1992 Olympiads in Barcelona, Spain. There are total of 5 events in the badminton with China has the most number of gold medals with a tally of 18.

Involvement Years: Since 1992.

Baseball

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Baseball is first included in 1992 Olympiad till 2008. Then IOC voted out the sport for the next 2 Olympiads but will be revived in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. Cuba has won the most number of gold medals i.e. 3.

Involvement Years: 1992-2008, 2020(scheduled).

Basketball

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Basketball had its debut in 1936 since then it is been contested in every Olympiads. The USA has a sheer dominance in the game in the Olympics with 23 golds to its name.

Involvement Years: Since 1936

Basque Pelota

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Only in 1900 Olympics the sport Basque Pelota is been contested where only 2 teams took part in it – France and Spain. Latter has won the match. Score is unknown.

Involvement Years: 1900.

Boxing

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Boxing had made its debut in 1904 in Olympics and is been contested in every Olympics till date. In 1912 it was not a part of Olympics in Sweden. The USA has won most number of gold medals i.e. 50.

Involvement Years: 1904-1908, since 1920.

Canoeing and Kayaking

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This sport has made its debut in 1936 Berlin Olympics and since then it has been a part of every Summer Olympics. It is the Germany which has the most number of gold medals i.e. 32.

Involvement Years: Since 1936.

Cricket

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The cricket tournament has been organized only in 1900 Olympics with only two teams participating in it. Those two are Great Britain and France. Great Britain won the match by 158 runs and won the gold.

Involvement Years: 1900.

Croquet

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Croquet has been contested only in 1900 Olympics where every participant was French.

Involvement Years: 1900.

Cycling

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Cycling is been featured in every Olympiad right from the birth of it. France has 41 gold medals to its name in the Olympics which is most by any nation.

Involvement Years: Since 1896 (all years).

Diving

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Diving had its debut in 1904 Olympics in St. Louis and is been contesting in every Olympiads since then. The USA has the most number of Gold medals with a number of 49.

Involvement Years: Since 1904.

Equestrian

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It had its debut in 1900 Paris Olympics but not been a part of 1904 and 1908 Olympics but got its way back from 1912 Olympics and is featured in every Olympiads since then. Germany has bagged 25 gold medals which is highest by any country.

Involvement Years: 1900, Since 1912.

Fencing

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Fencing has featured in every Olympics and Italy has the highest number of gold medals to its name i.e. 49.

Involvement Years: Since 1896 (all years).

Field Hockey

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The Field Hockey had made its debut in 1908 London Olympics but the world didn’t witness the hockey tournament in 1912 and 1924 Summer Olympics. From 1924 it became the Olympic sport and has featured in every Olympics. India has been the most dominant side of the tournament with 8 gold medals.

Involvement Years: 1908, 1920, Since 1928.

Football

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Football is included in the Olympics in 1900 and removed in 1932 Olympics but has featured in every Summer Olympic Games. The USA women has the most number of gold medals (4) and Hungary and Great Britain has the most in men i.e. 3.

Involvement Years: 1900-1928, since 1936.

Golf

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Golf has been featured only in three Summer Olympic Games i.e. in 1900, 1904 and 2016. The USA has the edge over all other nations with 3 gold medals to its name.

Involvement Years: 1900, 1904, 2016.

Gymnastics

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Gymnastics has its presence in every Summer Olympics right from the inaugural Summer Olympics 1896. The Soviet Union has most number of Gold medals with 72.

Involvement Years: Since 1896 (all years).

Handball

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The Handball was introduced to Olympics in 1936 and became an Olympic sport since 1972 Olympic Games. The Soviet Union has the highest number of tally of medals with 4 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze.

Involvement Years: 1936, since 1972.

Jeu De Paume

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The tournament of Jeu De Paume was contested in only once in the Summer Olympics i.e. is in 1908 Olympics. Only 2 nations- Great Britain and the USA has participated in it. The latter bagged a gold and the former has to be satisfied with a silver and a bronze.

Involvement Years: 1908.

Judo

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Judo made its debut in 1964 Tokyo Summer Olympics but was removed in the next Olympics. As a matter of fact from 1972 it became an Olympiad sport in every Olympics. Japan has the highest number of 39 in terms of gold medals.

Involvement Years: 1964, since 1972.

Lacrosse

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The sport Lacrosse has featured only 2 times in Olympics i.e. in 1904 and 1908. Both times Canada have won the gold having only a single event of men.

Involvement Years: 1904 & 1908.

Modern Pentathlon

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Modern Pentathlon was first introduced in 1912 Olympics and since then it has been an Olympiad sport for every Summer Olympics. Hungary won most number of gold medals with a tally of 9.

Involvement Years: Since 1912.

Polo

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Polo was introduced in 1900 Olympic Games but has been in and out of the Olympics for the years. It has featured in five Olympiads with only one event of men. Great Britain has greater number of medals with 2 golds, 3 silver and 1 bronze.

Involvement Years: 1900, 1908, 1920, 1924, 1936.

Rackets

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Rackets was the part of 1908 Summer Olympics only and was removed since then. Great Britain has all the participants contested in this sport.

Involvement Years: 1908.

Rhythmic Gymnastics

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Rhythmic Gymnastics has been a part of Summer Olympics since 1984 and still is an Olympiad sport.

Involvement Years: Since 1984.

Roque

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Roque was contested only once in the Olympics history which was in 1904. All participants were from the USA.

Involvement Years: 1904.

Rowing

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Rowing had its debut in 1900 Olympic Games and since then is the part of every Summer Olympiad. The USA has most number of medals with 33 gold, 32 silver and 24 bronze.

Involvement Years: Since 1900.

Rugby Union

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Rugby made its debut in the 1900 Olympic Games and featured only in 5 Olympiads. The USA has most number of gold medals with a number of 2.

Involvement Years: 1900, 1908, 1920, 1924.

Rugby Sevens

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Rugby Sevens was introduced in the recent 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. There were 2 events comprising of men and women have been contested in which Fiji and Austarlia won the tournament respectively.

Involvement Years: Since 2016.

Sailing

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Sailing has been the part of Olympics from the 1896 Olympiads But due to bad weather conditions it got cancelled. Since 1900 except in 1904, every Olympics has seen Sailing in the Olympiad games. Great Britain has 28 gold medals to its name which is most by any nation.

Involvement Years: 1896-1900, since 1908.

Shooting

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Except at 1904 and 1928 Olympic Games, Shooting was part of every Summer Olympics. The USA has bagged most number of golds (54) in medal tally.

Involvement Years: 1896-1900, 1908-1924, since 1932.

Softball

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Softball has been a part of the Summer Olympics from 1996 to 2008 but was removed from 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games but going to reintroduce in 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The USA has most number of gold medals (3).

Involvement Years: 1996-2008, 2020 (scheduled).

Swimming

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Swimming has been the part of every Summer Olympic Games with the total events of 34. The USA has 246 golds to its name which is the highest.

Involvement Years: Since 1896 (all years).

Synchronized Swimming

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Synchronized swimming is a women sport which is added in Olympics from 1984 having 2 events. Russian women has dominated the sport with 10 golds to their name.

Involvement Years: Since 1984.

Table Tennis

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Table Tennis has been added as an Olympic sport from 1988 consisting of 5 events combining men and women. China has the dominance over every other nation with 28 golds.

Involvement Years: Since 1988.

Taekwondo

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Taekwondo became the Olympic sport from 2000 Summer Olympics and has been the part of every Summer Olympics. South Korea has most golds to its name (12).

Involvement Years: Since 2000.

Tennis

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Tennis was a part of Summer Olympics from 1896 to 1924until it go dropped till 1984 Olympics. Since 1988 Olympics it has been the part of Olympic Games. The USA has most number of gold medals (21).

Involvement Years: 1896-1924, since 1988.

Trampoline

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Trampoline has been added to the Olympics since 2000 Sydney Olympics with 2 events of one men and a women.

Involvement Years: Since 2000.

Triathlon

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Triathlon had made its debut in 2000 Sydney Olympics and since then has been a part of every Summer Olympics. Great Britain and Switzerland have combined share of highest number of medals.

Involvement Years: Since 2000.

Tug of War

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Tug of War was introduced in 1900 Paris games and was continued till 1920. It’s recognized as a team event with only a single event of men. Great Britain has most number of Golds (2).

Involvement Years: 1900-1920.

Volleyball

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Volleyball has made its debut in 1964 Olympics and since then it’s been part of every Summer Olympic Games. The Soviet Union has most number of golds to its name. They have bagged 7 golds.

Involvement Years: Since 1964.

Water Motorsports

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Water Motorsports has been conducted only once in the Olympics in 1908. Great Britain won 2 gold medals followed by France with 1 gold medal.

Involvement Years: 1908.

Water Polo

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Water Polo has been a part of every Olympic Games since 1900. Hungary has the most number of gold medals in the competition.

Involvement Years: Since 1900.

Weightlifting

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Weightlifting has featured since 1896 Olympics but got removed in three Olympiads since then. The Soviet Union have won 39 golds which is most by any nation.

Involvement Years: 1896, 1904, since 1920.

Wrestling

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Except in 1900 Olympic Games, Wrestling has appeared in every Summer Olympics having a total number of 18 events. The Soviet Union has the most gold medals. They have 62 to their name.

Involvement Years: 1896, since 1904.

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