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Sports Federations Recognized by the IOC

A directory of sports federations recognized by the International Olympic Committee.

Winter Sports Federations
  • Biathlon
  • Bobsleigh
  • Curling

  • Ice Hockey
  • Ice Skating

  • Luge
  • Skiing

  • Sports that Have Been in the Summer Olympics
  • Judo
  • Modern Pentathlon
  • Rowing
  • Sailing
  • Shooting
  • Softball *
  • Swimming (Aquatics)
  • Table Tennis
  • Tae Kwon Do
  • Tennis
  • Triathlon
  • Volleyball
  • Weightlifting
  • Wrestling
  • Archery
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Baseball *
  • Basketball
  • Boxing
  • Canoe and Kayak
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Sports
  • Fencing
  • Field Hockey
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Handball

  • * These two sports were removed from the line-up of sports in the 2012 Olympics. For more information see USA Today article and also this one
    Other IOC Recognized Sports Federations
  • Pelota Vasca
  • Polo (water or horse?)
  • Powerboating
  • Racquetball
  • Roller Sports *
  • Rugby *
  • Squash *
  • Sumo
  • Surfing
  • Tug-of-War
  • Underwater Sports
  • Waterskiing
  • Wushu
  • Air Sports
  • Bandy
  • Billiard Sports
  • Boules
  • Bowling
  • Bridge
  • Chess
  • Dance Sport
  • Golf *
  • Karate *
  • Korfball
  • Lifesaving
  • Motorcycle Racing
  • Mountaineering and Climbing
  • Netball
  • Orienteering

  • * These sports were candidates for inclusion in the 2012 Olympics, but none of them made the final cut. For more information see IOC Article.



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