The oldest known olympic sport is bull jumping. Source: Chachanswers.com
Chariot races were in the acient days
yes and no.... it was in the first olympic games... but people ran first. But Wrestling is widely considered to be the oldest sport.
Soccer or Football ( the world way) is commonly presumed to be the world's oldest organized sporting event. The sport dated over 3000 years ago and was an important part of indigenous rituals.Martial arts and physical combat are the oldest known activities that could be labeled sports by themselves. Civilizations as old as the Ancient Egyptians and Greeks practiced activities, now commonly known as wrestling, thousands of years ago and were spectacles to show off the military strength of the individuals.I would say cricket or football (real football not that pathetic american game) because back in the 800 the japanese used to hit pig hearts with sticks and had a similar scoring system to cricket today, and also they used to play football with a pigs bladder or a human head with the same rules as football today except the advanced rules like fouls, offside etc.hockey because George Washington thought they should not be sitting around all day so he invented the sport hockey.The Iroquois Indians invented the game of soccer by kicking a deerskin ball filled with air and the game of lacrosse using a stick and fur ballBoxing was the first sport. Men fighting has been around since cavemen.In the Bible it mentions wrestling. So it is the oldest sport.Wrestling. Cave paintings in the Bayankhongor Province of Mongolia dating back to Neolithic age of 7000 BC show grappling of two naked men and surrounded by crowds.walkingShuai Jiao, Chinese for wrestling, was the first sport ever created. It was made in 2697The first sport ever invented is wrestling
I don't know what you mean by oldest; there was ancient Olympic games that had "sports" way before football
The only event at the very first (classical) Olympic games was the Stadion foot race. A Stadion was about 200m, and women were not allowed to compete, so it would be fair to say that the Men's 200m is the oldest ongoing Olympic event, and therefore Athletics the oldest ongoing Olympic Sport.
The Olympic sport of cross country skiing is one of the oldest in the Winter Olympic games. The origins of the sport can be traced back to the end of the nineteenth century in Norway.
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i think it would be rugby !
Pole vaulting is a sport with a very long history. It has been a sport since the mid-1800's when it was first recognized as a competitive sport. It has been an Olympic medal event since the late 1800's for men thought it wasn't recognized as a woman's sport in the Olympic's until the year 2000.