The Number of Different Sports in the 2024 Olympics

The Number of Different Sports in the 2024 Olympics

The Number of Different Sports in the 2024 Olympics

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The 2024 Summer Olympics, scheduled to be held in Paris, will feature a total of 32 different sports, encompassing 329 events. Here's a detailed breakdown of the different sports included in the 2024 Olympics:

Core and Optional Sports

  • The program of the Summer Olympics consists of 28 mandatory "core" sports that persist between Games and a maximum of six optional sports that can be added for each edition of the Games.

Paris 2024 New Sports

  • In February 2019, the Paris Organising Committee proposed the inclusion of breakdancing (breaking), along with skateboarding, sport climbing, and surfing as optional sports.
  • All four additional sports were approved during the 134th IOC Session in Lausanne, Switzerland, on 24 June 2019.
  • Breakdancing will be the only sport making its debut in the 2024 Olympics.
  • The sports of breakdancing, sport climbing, skateboarding, and surfing were confirmed as additional sports on the Paris Olympic Games program, making a total of 32 sports encompassing 329 events.

Breakdown of Sports

  • Aquatics (including swimming, diving, open-water, synchronized swimming, and water polo)
  • Archery
  • Badminton
  • Basketball (including 3x3 basketball)
  • Boxing
  • Canoe / Kayak (including Sprint and Slalom)
  • Cycling (including Track, Road, Mountain Bike, and BMX)
  • Equestrian (Eventing, Dressage, Jumping)
  • Fencing
  • Football (Soccer)
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics (Artistic, Rhythmic, Trampolining)
  • Handball
  • Hockey
  • Judo
  • Modern Pentathlon
  • Rowing
  • Rugby 7s
  • Sailing
  • Shooting
  • Skateboarding
  • Sport Climbing
  • Surfing
  • Table Tennis
  • Taekwondo
  • Tennis
  • Track & Field
  • Triathlon
  • Volleyball (including indoor and beach volleyball)
  • Weightlifting
  • Wrestling (Greco-Roman and Freestyle)

Changes from Previous Olympics

  • The disciplines of karate and baseball/softball have been removed from the program since 2020, resulting in a loss of 10 events in total.
  • Four events have been dropped from the weightlifting discipline.
  • In canoeing, two sprint events have been replaced with two slalom events, keeping the overall total at 16.
  • Introduced as a new discipline, breaking has added two events to the program.
  • In sport climbing, the previous "combined" event has been split up to create the separate events of "speed climbing" and "boulder-and-lead" for each gender.

Gender Equality and Athlete Quotas

  • For the first time, there will be 100% gender equality in athlete quotas in the 2024 Olympics.

The 2024 Olympics in Paris will feature 32 different sports, showcasing a diverse range of athletic competitions to be enjoyed by the global audience.


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