Olympic Events

The Olympics consists of 26 sports but there are about 300 events that take place at the Games. The reason there are so many events is because for each sport there are different catagories e.g. wrestling has Greco-Roman and Freestyle.

To make it onto the Olympic programme, a sport first has to be recognised by the International Olympic Committee. If it is widely practised around the world and meets a number of criteria then it can become an Olympic Sport.
You can see pictures of the different events by exploring the different pictures below


Tennis Sailing Rowing Gymnastics Netball Archery Athletics Canoeing Kayaking Basketball Cycling Equestrian Boxing Badminton Football Fencing Wrestling Weightlifting Volleyball Triathlon Table tennis Swimming Shooting Taekwondo Pentathlon Judo Hockey


Home Page