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2012 Olympic Games Sports

Baseball and Softball have been removed from the list of Olympic sports since the 2008 Games, leaving only 26 sports on the program, and a total of 39 disciplines. In 2009, the IOC voted to include women's boxing at the 2012 London Games, so now there are men and women competing in all sports. Cricket and netball were suggested as possible demonstration sports in 2012, though none were held. More about Olympic Demonstration Sports.

Sporting List

The following is a complete list of all 26 sports on the program for the 2012 Olympics:

  1. Aquatics (including swimming, diving and synchronized swimming, water polo)
  2. Archery
  3. Athletics
  4. Badminton
  5. Basketball
  6. Boxing
  7. Canoe/Kayak - Flatwater and Slalom
  8. Cycling - Track, Road, Mountain Bike and BMX
  9. Equestrian
  10. Field Hockey
  11. Fencing
  12. Football
  13. Gymnastics (Artistic, Rhythmic and Trampolining)
  14. Handball
  15. Judo
  16. Rowing
  17. Sailing
  18. Modern Pentathlon
  19. Taekwondo
  20. Tennis
  21. Table Tennis
  22. Shooting
  23. Triathlon
  24. Volleyball (Indoor and Beach)
  25. Weightlifting
  26. Wrestling (Greco-Roman and Freestyle)
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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.

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