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What is your least favorite Summer Olympic Games sport?

There were many sports at the Olympic Games in London 2012 - what was your least favorite? This poll results have been archived as there have been changes to the Olympic sports list with rugby and golf added. You can now vote on your least favorite sport from the current Olympic sports list.

We also realized that our definition of sports is different to the IOC, and although synchronized swimming is listed here, it actually comes under the banner of swimming (aquatic sports), as does diving and water polo.


Out of a total of 1307 votes, the least favorite sport was found to be equestrian with 23% of the votes, but that did not stop wrestling (only 2% here) being the actual sport dropped from the sports list for 2020. There were plenty of other sports ranked lower too.

Also see our poll on the least favorite Winter Olympic Games sport.

What is your least favorite Summer Olympic Games sport?

sport votes percent
equestrian 295 23%
synchronized swimming 215 16%
badminton 84 6%
handball 74 6%
table tennis 61 5%
None of the Above 55 4%
water polo 49 4%
shooting 47 4%
beach volleyball 44 3%
sailing 38 3%
judo 37 3%
archery 25 2%
taekwondo 24 2%
weight lifting 24 2%
wrestling 22 2%
fencing 22 2%
basketball 21 2%
soccer / football 20 2%
field hockey 19 1%
canoe / kayak 18 1%
boxing 17 1%
modern pentathlon 17 1%
cycling 14 1%
diving 13 1%
volleyball 10 1%
tennis 10 1%
swimming 10 1%
gymnastics 9 1%
rowing 6 0%
track and field 5 0%
triathlon 2 0%

Disclaimer: These polls are not scientific, and only reflect the opinion of visitors to this website who have chosen to participate.

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