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Football / Soccer at the Olympics

Football (also known as soccer) was the first team sport added to the Olympics, making its Olympic debut at the 1900 Paris Olympics. Football has been an integral part of the Olympic Games program ever since, except in 1932 where the sport was dropped by FIFA in favor of their new World Cup tournament. There is also evidence that there was a demonstration of football at the 1896 Olympics.

the 1948 Olympic Games final between Sweden and Yugoslaviathe 1948 Olympic Games final between Sweden and Yugoslavia

A women's Olympic football tournament was added to the program in 1996. Curently the men's teams are restricted to including only under-23 players, with a maximum of three over-age players allowed, while there are no age restrictions for the women's teams.

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