List of Winter Olympic Sports

This page is about the Winter Olympics. Go here for the list of summer Olympic Games sports.

Winter Olympic Sports for 2018

The list of sports at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics has not changed since skeleton was added in 2002. See list of sport changes.

The 15 sport disciplines of the Winter Olympics are categorized into three main categories: (1) ice sports, (2) alpine, skiing and snowboarding events, and (3) Nordic events. In each of these sports categories there are more specific events as listed.

Ice Sports

Alpine, Skiing and Snowboarding Events

Cross-country skiing Cross-country skiing

Nordic Events

Discontinued Sports and Events

Here are just some of the sports or events that were once part of the Winter Olympics. See more on discontinued Winter Olympic Sports.

Olympic BiathlonOlympic Biathlon

Demonstration sports

The following sports have been part of the Winter Olympic program as a demonstration sport at some stage. See more on Demonstration Winter Olympic Sports.

Future Sports

There are always a number of sports or events that are lobbying to be included on the Winter Olympic Games program. Such sports include: Team alpine skiing, Ski mountaineering, Ski-orienteering, Winter triathlon (involving running, mountain biking and cross-country skiing all on snow), telemark skiingand Bandy.

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Olympics Extra

The next Olympic Games will be the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games, followed by the Winter Olympics 2022 in Beijing. 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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