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2020 Summer Olympic Sports

Thirty-four different sports will be featured at the "2020" Summer Olympics in Tokyo. How many can you name?
Sub-disciplines are shaded in gray
The event is still called the "2020 Olympics", despite not actually happening in 2020
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Last updated: October 15, 2019
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First submittedFebruary 9, 2018
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Sport
Aquatics
 
Artistic swimming
 
Diving
 
Swimming
 
Water Polo
Archery
Athletics
Badminton
Baseball
Basketball
 
5v5
 
3x3
Sport
Boxing
Canoeing
 
Slalom canoe
 
Sprint canoe
Cycling
 
BMX freestyle
 
BMX racing
 
Mountain biking
 
Road cycling
 
Track cycling
Sport
Equestrian
 
Dressage
 
Eventing
 
Jumping
Fencing
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Gymnastics
 
Artistic
 
Rhythmic
 
Trampoline
Sport
Handball
Judo
Karate
 
Kata
 
Kumite
Modern Pentathlon
Rowing
Rugby Sevens
Sailing
Shooting
Skateboarding
Softball
Sport climbing
Sport
Surfing
Table Tennis
Taekwondo
Tennis
Triathlon
Volleyball
 
Volleyball
 
Beach Volleyball
Weightlifting
Wrestling
 
Freestyle
 
Greco-Roman
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Level 88
Oct 14, 2019
Golf?
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Level 82
Oct 15, 2019
A good walk spoiled
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Level 68
Oct 15, 2019
where's all of the running?
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Level 93
Oct 15, 2019
That is covered in athletics - running, jumping, throwing...
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Level 82
Oct 15, 2019
yeah along with shot put, javelin, hammer throw, high jump, triple jump, pole vault, relay race, hurdles, etc... lots of stuff under the umbrella of "athletics" or track and field
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Level 65
Oct 16, 2019
That one cost me a lot of time, I was trying to get the right words for the running things to be accepted..
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Level 84
Oct 15, 2019
Did they eliminate the decathlon??
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Level 76
Oct 15, 2019
Unlike triathon etc. all ten events in decathlon fall into the athletics category, so it's not listed separately.
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Level 77
Oct 15, 2019
It is kind of strange how the Olympics classify sports. Events as different as waterpolo (a team sport) and diving and swimming are sub-categories of aquatics, whereas sports as similar as baseball and softball merit their own category.
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Level 79
Oct 15, 2019
It might have something to do with the governing bodies of the sports. Both waterpolo and diving are governed by a body called FINA. Baseball and Softball have been governed by 2 separate organizations until 2013 when the two merged.
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Level 56
Jan 25, 2020
according to the olympic website,baseball and softball and the same sub category
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Level 82
Oct 15, 2019
Kumite! Kumite! Kumite! Kumite! Kumite!
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Level 77
Oct 15, 2019
Quite inconsistent in where you need the -ing and where it's fine to go without. Like canoe vs. rowing.
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Level ∞
Oct 15, 2019
We're not going to accept row.
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Level 47
Oct 16, 2019
Why not?
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Level 65
Oct 16, 2019
ou shouldnt accept canoe either. If anyone is gonna come up with it, they are smart enough to remember the -ing, if not, their loss.
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Level 72
Jul 20, 2021
Might want to accept surf, though. Skateboard works, and it seems similar.
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Level 72
Oct 16, 2019
Are Golf, Skateboarding, climbing and surfing new additions?
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Level 86
Oct 17, 2019
Golf was new in 2016 (technically they also had it in 1900/1904). Karate, skateboarding, climbing, and surfing are brand-new. Baseball/softball are "new"--dropped from the Olympics after 2008 but brought back now.
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Level 68
Oct 17, 2019
Sprint. No. Sprinting. No. Running. No. Running fast. No. Running really fast. No. Being a fast runner. No. Athletics. Yes.
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Level ∞
Apr 12, 2020
Track also would have been accepted. Running doesn't make sense unless pole vaulting or hammer tossing counts as "running".
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Level 65
Nov 10, 2020
Hammer throw is just circular running in place.
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Level 76
Mar 13, 2020
Maybe horse riding for equestrian?
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Level 25
Apr 6, 2020
Seems like no sport will be featured ;)
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Level 50
Aug 11, 2020
looks like there will be no Olympic sports this year :(
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Level 88
Feb 5, 2021
Aw, man...I clicked on this thinking I was going to get an easy five points by typing "NONE" ;)
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Level 56
Mar 19, 2021
Well this aged like milk.
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Level 41
Jul 18, 2021
Some of these aren't sports.

If you wear a costume, put on make-up, utilise choreography and music, and are scored by judges who must consider the artistic merit of your act, then you're not playing a sport. You're performing art.

While we're here, if you play your "sport" through a computer (x-box etc), you're a gamer, not an athlete.

Nothing wrong with either of those things: embrace them as they are worthwhile endeavours. Just

don't call them sports.

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Level 67
Jul 18, 2021
I, too, like to trample on people's accomplishments without provocation.
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Level 67
Jul 19, 2021
Computer games are called esports these days, may make it to the Olympics soon.

And what's wrong with wearing make-up? Many other sports are subjectively judged too (diving, surfing etc.), although these may be judged by AI in future :)

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Level 58
Jul 20, 2021
I appreciate that refereeing calls etc can be subjective, however, I do have issue with sports where the end results are based on opinion. Also, I agree about esports! The Olympics should be about elite sports people. By all means, set up a separate esports Olympics, but keep them separate as they are not remotely the same thing!
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Level 53
Jul 20, 2021
but Fencing is not already inside Modern Pentathlon? So it makes 33 sport instead of 34.
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Level 48
Jul 27, 2021
Fencing is also a separate sport that is competed outside of the modern pentathlon (just like equestrian and shooting)
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Level 57
Jul 25, 2021
You should consider accepting "crew" for "rowing," as that's what it's often called (source: was on the crew team at school).
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Level ∞
Jul 25, 2021
Sure, why not.
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Level 46
Aug 23, 2021
Wow...Im surprised to see how little sports this games had. I was thinking maybe 60 different sports?

I watched the entire thing..I enjoy the Olympics.

One more thing: Shouldn't American Football, Horse Racing, Bull Riding, Cricket, Bowling, Jai Alai, Polo and Squash be on the Games?????

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Level 71
Oct 10, 2023
I scored 22/34, which I blame on NBC's prime time coverage of the Olympics. NBC always focuses so much time on just the swimming, the gymnastics and the running events. And a lot of commercials! Thanks for the quiz!