Olympic Sport List – The Complete List of the Beijing Olympic Sports

Beijing Olympic sport A Moment In History

The Beijing Olympics will take place August 8-24, 2008, in Beijing, China. During this time the Olympic sport list consists of 28 summer sports. There are also roughly 10,500 athletes that are projected to partake in the Games, with around 20,000 credited media bringing the Olympics to the world.

Here is the Olympic Sport List:

Archery
Athletics
Badminton
Baseball
Basketball
Beach Volleyball
Boxing
Canoe/Kayak Flatwater
Canoe/Kayak Slalom
Cycling BMX
Cycling Mountain Bike
Cycling Road
Cycling Track
Diving
Equestrian
Fencing
Football
Gymnastics Artistic
Gymnastics Rhythmic
Trampoline
Handball
Hockey
Judo
Modern Pentathlon
Rowing
Sailing
Shooting
Softball
Swimming
Synchronized Swimming
Table Tennis
Tae kwon do
Tennis
Triathlon
Volleyball
Water Polo
Weightlifting
Wrestling

There are 302 different events in these 28 sports. The 2008 Beijing Olympics will mark this the third time that the Olympic events will have been held in the territories of two dissimilar National Olympic Committees. One event will be held in Hong Kong

Athletes from Hong Kong nevertheless are flying the flag of Hong Kong even though Hong Kong is not an independent state.

The opening which occurred on August 8, 2008, all but one (Brunei) of the current 205 National Olympic Committees will take part. China and the United States have the biggest teams, with 639 and 596 competitors in that order. Quite a lot of countries are represented at the games by a single athlete.

Of 195 independent countries, only three did not take part: Brunei, Kosovo and Vatican City. Another three countries participated for their first time in history: The Marshall Islands, Montenegro and Tuvalu.

The agenda for the Beijing 2008 Games is rather like to that of the Athens Games held in 2004. The 2008 Olympics will see the arrival of 28 sports, and will hold 302 events (165 men’s events, 127 women’s events, and 10 mixed events), one event more in total than in Athens.

The Olympics have always held out to many the ability of man-kind to unite and celebrate in the spirit of sport. It is also a means for all of us to understand the importance of not only developing our mind but our bodies as well.