IOC Recognized Sports

IOC Recognized Sports

Information about sports recognized by the
international Olympic Committee.

Winter Olympic Sports


Biathlon



Bobsledding



Curling


Ice Hockey



Ice Figure Skating



Ice Speedskating


Luge



Skiing

Summer Olympic Sports


Archery



Athletics



Badminton



Baseball
*


Basketball



Boxing



Canoe
and

Kayak



Cycling


Equestrian Sports


Fencing


Field Hockey



Football



Gymnastics



Handball



Judo



Modern Pentathlon



Rowing



Sailing



Shooting


Softball
*


Swimming
(Aquatics)


Table Tennis



Taekwondo



Tennis



Triathlon



Volleyball



Weightlifting



Wrestling

* Baseball and softball were removed from the
line-up of sports in the 2012 Olympics.
For more information see these USA Today articles:



Baseball and Softball Bumped From Olympics




Softball One Vote Short of Staying in Olympics

Other Sports Recognized by the IOC


Air Sports



Bandy



Billiard Sports



Boules



Bowling



Bridge


Chess

Dance Sport


Golf
*


Karate
*


Korfball


Lifesaving


Motorcycle Racing



Mountaineering

and

Climbing



Netball



Orienteering


Pelota Vasca


Polo
(which kind?)


Power Boating


Racquetball


Roller Sports *


Rugby
*


Squash
*


Sumo Wrestling



Surfing



Tug-of-War


Underwater Sports


Waterskiing


Wushu

* These sports were candidates for inclusion
in the 2012 Olympics, but none of them made
the final cut.


See also:


Sports Federations of the World



Sports by Name



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