Sports at the 1896 Olympic Games

The first Olympic Games was held in Athens, Greece, and had only nine official sports on the program. There were also some demonstration sports in 1896.

List of sports for the 1896 Olympics

  1. Athletics
  2. Cycling (Road & Track)
  3. Fencing
  4. Wrestling (Greco-Roman)
  5. Gymnastics (Artistic)
  6. Shooting
  7. Swimming
  8. Tennis
  9. Weightlifting

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