Cycling at the Olympics

Cycling is a core Olympic sport, and one of five sports that has been contested at every summer Olympic Games since 1896. The other core sports are: Athletics, Fencing, Gymnastics and Swimming.

Some cycling events such as the 1,000m sprint and the 4,000m team pursuit have had a long history at the Olympics, while others have been dropped from the program such as the Tandem event or recently added such as the Omnium.

Four Disciplines

There are currently four disciplines in Olympic cycling: track cycling, road cycling, mountain-bike and BMX. BMX was the latest to be added to the Olympic program, in 2008.

cycle sprinterCurrent Olympic Cycling Events

Here are the 18 cycling event that are currently part of the Olympic program. The year that each event was first on the program is listed.


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