Is This A Real Olympic Sport?

See if you can guess which of these sporting events are actually at the Olympics, and which are not.

Martin Kaff
Created by Martin Kaff
On May 11, 2021

With the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo set to begin a year late (see: global pandemic), millions of spectators worldwide will gather around their TV's and wonder: what the heck are those athletes doing?

Yes, some sports at the Olympics are obvious and easy to understand, like swimming, running, volleyball, or gymnastics. We know what's going on, who is winning, and why this matters to anyone. And then there are the other sports. Some involve shooting, some involve skating, some involve both for some reason, with almost any imaginable piece of equipment to help the athletes win... whatever they're doing.

So, to prepare for the upcoming 2021 Olympics, see if you can correctly identify which of these sports are, in fact, Olympic events (summer or winter), and which are not.

Here we go!

Is this a real Olympic sport?

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Skateboarding

2 / 15

Bossball

3 / 15

Breakdancing

4 / 15

Chess

5 / 15

Skeleton Racing (Sledding)

6 / 15

BMX Cycling

7 / 15

Racing

8 / 15

Parkour

9 / 15

Spelling Bee

10 / 15

Karate

11 / 15

Badminton

12 / 15

Golf

13 / 15

Greco-Roman Wrestling

14 / 15

Pole-Dancing

15 / 15

Lacrosse

15
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