there are criteria for each sport to be an olympic sport....i don't know all of them but one is that it must be played/practised in 4 continents!! that is why lacrosse is not an olympic sport....because it is not played in 4 continents!! Anyway...rowing is an awesome sport, perhaps the best to watch in the olympics...it totally deserves to be an olympic sport!!
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On wikipedia it does not tell the first sport they won a medal in, only how many medals they have won each time they participated in the Olympics. Below is a link that can tell you all of that information.
Click on the '2004 Summer Olympics' and '2006 Winter Olympics' links below to read more. There will be a listing of sports played at each Olympics partway through the article. Click on a sport to find out the results.
watching gladiators kill each other was a popular sport, although, the Romans did put their own twist on the Greek Olympics
It has been estimated that approximately 17.45 billion people that have ever played any form of athletics. This educated estimate dates all the way back to the first olympics in ancient Rome. The first sport ever played was when the Romans cut off the heads of men who weren't honorable to the society
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.
there are 28 sports in the olympics
Jodhan Singh he was the man star for every sport he actually played for each sport and teams from each sport
Each sport has a different governing body and each governing body decides who can compete in that sport.
Baseball became an official sport at the 1992 Summer Olympics, with the familiar eight team tournament. Players were required to be amateurs. The tournament consisted of a round-robin, in which teams played each of the other teams, followed by semifinals and finals. The format of the competition has remained the same since then, with the only major change being that starting in 2000 players were not required to be amateurs.
3 ,gold( now gilded silver) ,silver & bronze