Topend Sports Logo

Early Olympic Gymnastics Competitions

Early Olympic gymnastics competitions had unique events, some with unusual names. Here are the events which were an official part of the Olympic program.

There was also a demonstration of Ling Gymnastics at the 1948 Games. There are some references to the "flying rings" gymnastics event at early Olympic Games, though it is believed that the event may have been the still rings, as it currently performed.

Rope Climb 1896, 1904, 1906, 1924, 1932
Team (Horizontal Bars) 1896
Team (Parallel Bars) 1896
Triathlon 1904
Combined 4 Events 1904
Club Swinging 1904, 1932
Team (Swedish System) 1912, 1920
Team (Free System) 1912, 1920
Side Horse Vault 1924
Tumbling 1932

Related Pages

send us a comment Any comments, suggestions, or corrections? Please let us know.

Olympics Extra

The next Olympics will be in Paris 2024, followed by the Winter edition in Milan-Cortina 2026. Check out the list of Olympic Games sports, as well as discontinued and demonstration sports.

Major Events Extra

The largest sporting event in the world is the Olympic Games, but there are many other multi-sport games. In terms of single sport events, nothing beats the FIFA World Cup. To see what's coming up, check out the calendar of major sporting events.

 → How to Cite