From the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris until the 1992, demonstration sports were played at both the Winter and Summer Olympics. These were chosen at the behest of the host. Some of the sports graduated from being a demonstration sport to being a medal-proper sport such as badminton, judo and taekwondo. From 1996 the Olympic Games had grown too much that there were no longer the resources available to accommodate the demonstration sports.
There are 26 sports.
there was no Olympics in 2010 :)
No. In fact the ancient games have little resemblance to our modern Olympics. Modern sports events are so much more complex than in days of old. These did not include riding horses.
Generally the sports in the Olympics do not change much but have through out history I'm sure. I doubt the Greco-Romans competed in taekwando or the balance beam.
The 'modern' Olympic games began in 1896.
Olympic athletes are not paid.
The Olympics are not paid. The Olympic committee pays travel expenses.
A regular person cannot purchase an Olympic torch. You can buy an Olympic torch replica on Amazon or Ebay. If you participate in the Olympics, you will be offered a chance to purchase an Olympic torch,
Value depends on which Olympics you are refering to.
The Olympic gold medals for the Sochi Olympics weighed about 531 grams. The weights of the medals have varied throughout the years.
Very much so. Look at the Munich Olympics, and the 1968 Olympics black power salute. Hope this helps. :)
According to the London Olympics, £261 million, and seven lives. Seriously.
they don't get paid to play in the olympics. it is a privalege to play
There are much more than just 10 sports that are used in the Olympics. Among them are gymnastics, swimming, luge, shooting, archery, canoe sprint, boxing, hockey, judo, and cycling.
people have to practice as much as they can to be like an olympic athlete because you are representing your country.
about 1 billion dollars has been spent in the olympic games
no one gets paid in the Olympics unless they are in a commercial brodcast
They don't actually get paid but after the Olympics they get endorsements from companies kinda like sponsorships
£5.3 billion ($13.8 billion)
the reason for not giving importance to sports is that . there will be many scams and many politics will be played.. for ex:hockey our national sport. but we haven't entered the Olympics .. and one more reason for this is parents think that education will be life.. but not the sport and they cannot afford much for sports ..
USA won 38 medals in Vancouver's winter Olympics
A decision was made in 1986 that the winter and summer Olympics would no longer be during the same year. This is why today the winter and summer Olympics are two years apart. Therefore, this is why there were winter Olympics in 1992 and 1994. It was due to the change in years for the Olympics. The Winter Olympic Games are much smaller and much less expensive to produce than the Summer Games, which is why there was a "bonus" Winter Olympics in 1994. The last time the Olympic games were held in the same year was 1992: Winter Games in Albertville, France and Summer Games in Barcelona, Spain.
I'm not sure of your questions...if you mean sports that were being played around the world while the holocaust was going on, then that was in the early 1940's, so you got most of the olympic sports (not new inclusions like sand v-ball), baseball/football/soccer...pretty much all the same ones today unless they were invented in the last 60 years.
The modern Olympic Games were started in 1894 when Pierre Fredi, Baron de Coubertin wanted to have an international understanding through sporting competition. I think the olympic games are cool to watch. I am a differrent person then the ones who mad and edited it. The Olympics are dangerous, someone died in training. And training is usually so much work. What's wrong with just watching sports? Also the olympic games was made up to train the army for war.