Not all Olympic sports stick around forever. Find out which discontinued Olympic sport you should play now!
The Olympic Games, which take place every four years, are the pinnacle of athletic competition. The Games feature thousands of the greatest athletes the world has to offer competing in a number of sports ranging from archery to wrestling. Every Games presents new and fierce competition that just keeps getting better and better. The sports and events represented at the Games are often changing. Many like polo, tug-of-war and lacrosse have, at some point, been discontinued. Others have newly been included on the roster. In 2009 the International Olympic Committee (IOC) approved of the return of two previously discontinued sports for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: golf and rugby. In August 2016, the IOC approved of six new and reinstated games to be added to the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan: baseball, softball, karate, sport climbing, surfing, and skateboarding. Now, for the 2016 Games there are a total of 306 individual events in 28 sports that will be contested by more than 11,000 athletes from 206 participating nations. We aren’t here to discuss the current sports now though; we are here to look at the ones the Olympic Committee though better to get rid of. Let’s find out which discontinued Olympic sport you should play now!
Some Olympic sports are included every year. Others are struck from the roster for good. Take our special sports Quiz to find out which discontinued Olympic sport you should play now.