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The Olympics are not actually not a sport but is a ancient competition but its been popular in Greece since 3-5000 years a go.

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When did swimming become a popular sport in the Olympics?

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When a sport becomes very popular it will/can be looked at by the Olympic council, some sports, like UFC are very popular, but will not be in the Olympics because of the violence and such. Speedskating became very popular, and was accepted, so now it is in the Olympics.

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Probably the most covered sport after Track and Field.

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