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IOC Recognized Sports

Information about sports recognized by the international Olympic Committee.

Winter Olympic Sports

Biathlon
Bobsledding
Curling


Ice Hockey
Ice Figure Skating
Ice Speedskating


Luge
Skiing

Summer Olympic Sports

Archery
Athletics
Badminton
Baseball *
Basketball
Boxing
Canoe and Kayak
Cycling
Equestrian Sports
Fencing


Field Hockey
Football
Gymnastics
Handball
Judo
Modern Pentathlon
Rowing
Sailing
Shooting


Softball *
Swimming (Aquatics)
Table Tennis
Taekwondo
Tennis
Triathlon
Volleyball
Weightlifting
Wrestling

* Baseball and softball were removed from the line-up of sports in the 2012 Olympics. For more information see these USA Today articles:
- Baseball and Softball Bumped From Olympics
- Softball One Vote Short of Staying in Olympics

Other Sports Recognized by the IOC

Air Sports
Bandy
Billiard Sports
Boules
Bowling
Bridge
Chess
Dance Sport
Golf *
Karate *


Korfball
Lifesaving
Motorcycle Racing
Mountaineering and Climbing
Netball
Orienteering
Pelota Vasca
Polo (which kind?)
Power Boating


Racquetball
Roller Sports *
Rugby *
Squash *
Sumo Wrestling
Surfing
Tug-of-War
Underwater Sports
Waterskiing
Wushu

* These sports were candidates for inclusion in the 2012 Olympics, but none of them made the final cut.


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