Rio 2016 Sports

Here are the 28 sports included on the program for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. The sports golf and 7s rugby union were new additions to the program. In boxing, head guards were scrapped for the men and electronic scoring replaced. In a controversial decision, it was also decided that for the first time professional boxers will be allowed to compete at the Olympic Games. There was also a demonstration of eSports.

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


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