The discontinued sports were previously part of the Summer Olympic Games program as official sports, but are no longer on the current program. The figures in each cell indicate the number of events for each sport contested at the respective Games; a bullet (•) denotes that the sport was contested as a demonstration sport.
Taekwondo (1988 Seoul Games as demonstration sport, 2000-2020): Became an official medal sport at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. Wrestling Greco-Roman (1908-2020): The first form of wrestling to be held at the Olympic Games. Wrestling Freestyle (1920-2020): Was modified at the 2000 Sydney Games and reduced the amount of weight categories provided.
Skijöring, skiing behind dogs, was a demonstration sport in St. Moritz in 1928. A sled-dog race was held at Lake Placid in 1932. Speed skiing was demonstrated in Albertville at the 1992 Winter Olympics. Winter pentathlon, a variant of the modern pentathlon, was
Sport initially served as a demonstration of spirit and promoted the health of its followers, but later became an expression of entertainment that would gain spectators and fans. The development of sport was unstable, with no planning by government and without large financial contributions, only the will of those interested.
Contents move to sidebar hide Début 1 Histoire Afficher / masquer la sous-section Histoire 1.1 En France 1.2 Fédération internationale des sociétés d'aviron 1.3 Nomenclature 2 Technique Afficher / masquer la sous-section Technique 2.1 Coup d'aviron 3 Aviron de compétition sportive Afficher / masquer la sous-section Aviron de compétition sportive 3.1 Courses en ligne 3.2 Têtes de ...
In the 1928, 1932, and the 1948 Summer Olympics, lacrosse was a demonstration sport. The 1928 Olympics in Amsterdam featured three teams: the United States, Canada, and Great Britain.  The 1932 games in Los Angeles featured a three-game exhibition between a Canadian all-star team and the United States. 
The usual reason cited for the failure of the sport to be adopted for Olympic competition is that it is difficult for spectators to follow the action, especially via television. Previous world number one Peter Nicol stated that he believed squash had a "very realistic chance" of being added to the list of Olympic sports for the 2016 Olympic Games ,  but it ultimately lost out to golf and ...