there will be 12 sports in the summer olympics.
the IOC has decided to put a limit on the number of sports, as well as events and athletes, in the Summer Olympics in order not to increase them from the 28 sports, 300 events and 10,000 athletes of the 2000 Summer Olympics.
There is a lot more than 10 sports played at the Olympics, in fact, there are about 380 sports in the summer and winter Olympics combined.
The Winter Olympics have competitions for sports that are considered 'cold weather sports' .... sports that can only be done on snow or ice. These sports include skiing, speed skating, and ski jumping. The Summer Olympics have competitions for sports that are considered 'warm weather sports'. These sports include athletics (track and field), marathon, and equestrian. There are Winter Olympics and Summer Olympics because you can play different sports in different seasons.
Currently (in 2009) there are 26 summer sports.
There are a total of 41 different sports that are played during the Summer Olympics. They include tennis, cycling BMX, fencing, synchronized swimming, canoe sprint, handball, archery, hockey, diving, and water polo.
The sports that Australia did not compete in at the 2008 Summer Olympics were handball and baseball.
Volleyball was brought to the Summer Olympics in 1964 at the Tokyo Games, where it was played as an American sports demonstration event.
It's called the SUMMER Olympics. These are sports usually played not in winter months. Not many leagues play during the summer so it's a non conflicting time
There are many, many sports that have not been events in the Olympics