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Sports at the 1996 Olympic Games

The 1996 Olympic games were held in Atlanta, USA. There were 26 sports on the program, with just softball added to the list of sports since the last Olympic Games. Within the sport of cycling, mountain biking was included for the first time. Within the sport of volleyball, beach volleyball was played for the first time.

List of sports for the 1996 Olympics

  1. Aquatics (Swimming, Diving, Synchronized Swimming and Water Polo)
  2. Archery
  3. Athletics
  4. Badminton
  5. Baseball
  6. Basketball
  7. Boxing
  8. Canoeing
  9. Cycling (Road, Track and Mountain Biking)
  10. Equestrian
  11. Fencing
  12. Field Hockey
  13. Football
  14. Gymnastics (Artistic and Rhythmic)
  15. Handball
  16. Judo
  17. Modern Pentathlon
  18. Rowing
  19. Sailing
  20. Shooting
  21. Softball
  22. Table Tennis
  23. Tennis
  24. Volleyball (Indoor and Beach)
  25. Weight Lifting
  26. Wrestling (Greco-Roman and Freestyle)

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