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Tennis was an event at the first modern Olympics in 1896 and was competed at every Olympics until 1924. Tennis was dropped after the 1924 Games and did not make its return until 1984 as a demonstration sport and 1988 as a medal sport.

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Tennis made its debut at the first modern Olympic Games in Athens in 1896. It was played at the Olympics until 1912 and then discontinued. Tennis returned to the Olympics as a demonstration sport (no medals awarded) in 1968 and 1984 and regained full status in 1988 and has been played in each Olympics since.

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Tennis became an Olympic sport in 1826. After being discontinued in 1924 it was brought back in 1988.When did tennis become an Olympic event

How can tennis have beeen introduced into the Olympics as a sport in 1826 if it was only invented in 1873 by Major Walter Clopton Wingfield and patented as 'Lawn Tennis' (originally called 'Sphairistike' , acient greek) in 1874! or when the first modern Olympics was only introduced again in 1896 since it had been abolised by christains in ancient times for its pagean influence. I believe it was 1896 not 1826.

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It was first introduced as an Olympic event in on the First Modern Olympics in 1896. It was contested every Olympics until 1924. It was then dropped from the Games and did not return as a medal event until 1988.

When Irishman John Boland travelled to Athens for the first modern Olympic Games in 1896, he had no idea he would return home with the gold medal in tennis. But then, he had no idea he would compete either - he went as a spectator.

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It was in 1988 in Seoul, South Korea, that Table Tennis first joined the Olympics and became an Olympic sport.

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1936

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1988

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