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Olympic demonstration sports which have become official sports

There are many sports that were once Olympic Games demonstration sports, and are now official medal sports on the Olympic Games program. One of the aims of demonstration sports is to show off a local sport to the world, but it has also been used as a means of trialling a sport on the Olympic stage for possible future official sport status. The sports listed below are those which were first demonstration sports, then became official sports. There are also a few other sports that have been on the program first, then later had a stint of being a demonstration sport, such as lacrosse, handball and tennis, or windsurfing, which was a demonstration the same year it was first included.

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