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Sports at the 2028 LA Olympic Games

28 sports were listed on the LA 2028 initial sports program announced by the IOC in February 2022: aquatics, archery, athletics, badminton, basketball, canoeing, cycling, equestrian, fencing, football, golf, gymnastics, handball, hockey, judo, rowing, rugby sevens, sailing, shooting, skateboarding, sport climbing, surfing, table tennis, taekwondo, tennis, triathlon, volleyball and wrestling.

Another five sports were proposed by the LA28 Organising Committee for inclusion at the Olympic Games in Los Angeles in 2028, and approved by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in October 2023. They are baseball-softball, cricket, flag football (a limited-contact version of American football), lacrosse, and squash.

Boxing at the Olympic GamesBoxing did not feature on the initial sports list but the IOC have promised it will be added

Boxing did not feature on the initial list but the IOC have promised it will be added, while modern pentathlon and weightlifting were also recently confirmed.

Breakdancing, which will make its debut in Paris 2024, has been left off the program for 2028. Other sports which were considered but missed out are kickboxing, karate and motorsport.

If all these sports are included on the final prograsm, there will be 36 sports in total. Compared this list to the 2024 Paris Olympic sports, in wehich there are 32 sports.

List of Sports for LA 2028 (TBC)

  1. Aquatics (including swimming, diving, open-water, synchronized swimming, and water polo)
  2. Archery
  3. Badminton
  4. Baseball and Softball
  5. Basketball
  6. Boxing
  7. Canoe / Kayak
  8. Cricket
  9. Cycling — including Track, Road, Mountain Bike and BMX
  10. Equestrian
  11. Fencing
  12. Flag Football
  13. Football (soccer)
  14. Golf
  15. Gymnastics (Artistic, Rhythmic and Trampolining)
  16. Handball
  17. Hockey
  18. Judo
  19. Lacrosse
  20. Modern Pentathlon
  21. Rowing
  22. Rugby 7s
  23. Sailing
  24. Shooting
  25. Skateboarding — men and women's street and park skateboarding events
  26. Sport Climbing — bouldering, lead and speed combined climbing
  27. Squash
  28. Surfing — men's and women's shortboard surfing
  29. Table Tennis
  30. Taekwondo
  31. Tennis
  32. Track & Field
  33. Triathlon
  34. Volleyballindoor and beach volleyball
  35. Weightlifting
  36. Wrestling (Greco-Roman and Freestyle)

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