The first team sport to be added to the olympics was football :)
Basketball was a demonstration sport at the 1904 Olympics in St. Louis. The first Olympics where medals were awarded was the 1936 Games in Berlin.
The sport of speed skating was first an official sport during the Olympics in 1924.
No sports will be added in the 2018 Winter Olympics.
Women's Boxing is the newest added to this 2012 Olympics
No, but the team is trying to get the sport back in to the 2016 Summer Olympics. They did not have enough votes for any baseball to be added as a sport or for a replacement sport
Synchronized Diving was added to the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia.
In the U.S. it started in 1888, but was started in England earlier and is known for being the first team sport in the Olympics.
None Softball and Baseball was eliminated and Women's Boxing was added the the existing Boxing Sport
every year the country that hold the Olympics get to chose a different sport
Short track speed skating was added to the Winter Olympics as a demonstration sport in 1988, and was contested for the first time as a competitive event in 1992, having featured in every Winter Olympics since then.
Women's Boxing was added as a group of events, but boxing was already a Sport
Field hockey becomes a medal sport for women in the Olympics. The Zimbabwe women's field hockey team went undefeated to win the Olympic gold medal.
No. The International Olympic Committee recognizes bowling as an Olympic sport but has never added it to the Olympics. However, bowling has been an event of the Special Olympics since 1975.
Yes it is. In addition to the mens game, womens soccer was added to the Olympic program in 1996.
Wrestling was an event at the first Olympic games. It can be argued that wrestling is the oldest sport known to mankind.
They can't possibly put every sport in the olympics. There may be a thousand sports around the world. For example, sumo wrestling in Japan, is a sport. And, it is NOT a sport in the olympics.
Racquetball in the US is sponsored by the US Olympic Committee. However, it is not a sport that is currently played IN the Olympics itself. There have been numerous attempts to get the sport into the Olympic competition but, though the sport is played all over the world, the US pretty well dominates it. Sports that are dominated by a single country rarely get added to the Olympics (though they might already *be* in the Olympics).
Baseball and Softball were dropped from the 2012 Olympics and Karate and Squash did not get enough votes to be added. Golf, roller sports, and rugby sevens were also considered
Gymnastics is a summer Olympics sport not a winter Olympics sport. Gymnastics will next be in the London Olympics in 2012 and the Rio Olympics in 2016.
A decathlon is a ten event sport at the Olympics.