Tennis was included as an Olympic sport in the very first Games in 1896. It was dropped from the schedule after the 1924 Games, and was reinstated as a medal sport in 1988, having also had 2 Olympics previously where it was played as a demonstration sport.
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Softball will not be a medal sport at the 2012 Games in London. Both softball and baseball were removed from the medal sports beginning with the 2012 Games.
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.
Freestyle skiing (aerials, ballet, moguls) debuted as a demonstration sport at the 1988 Games in Calgary. At the 1992 Games, moguls was a medal event and aerials and ballet were still demonstration events. Ballet was dropped from the 1994 Games and aerials became a medal event.
Men's football was a demonstration sport at the 1896 Games in Athens and became a medal sport at the 1900 Games in Paris. Great Britain won the first gold medal. Women's football became a medal sport at the 1996 Games in Atlanta. The United States won the first gold medal in women's football.
Tennis was an event at the first Modern Olympics in 1896. It was contested every Olympics until 1924. It was then dropped from the Games and did not return as a medal event until 1988.
Tennis. The 1988 Games were the first Games that tennis was a medal sport since the 1924 Games in Paris.
Tennis has been included for the first time at the common wealth games 2010 as a medal sports in India.