Most Popular Sports of the Olympic Games


The Top Ten

1 Gymnastics Gymnastics Gymnastics is a sport involving the performance of exercises requiring strength, flexibility, balance and control.

This is the most beautiful sport to watch because there are actual routines planned for it. They are made to look lovely to watch, to show off athletic skill. A lot of Olympic sports are just a game, gymnastics is made to be a thrill to watch on purpose! I can't wait!

With other sports, you can try it out or do it casually like football, basketball, handball, swimming, etc. But you can't even pretend to do gymnastics casually unless you're trained for it. It's intense competition and they do it with grace and ease nonetheless

This is 100 % the best sport. All the gymnasts are so strong, powerful, graceful, and fast. There are actually routines that are planned out and they look so cool. They get to show off there personality. I do gymnastics and I think it is so exciting!

Gymnastics is the best Olympic sport because of the intensity. Sure, you can scream at your T.V. for a soccer player to make a goal, but you'd be fighting with it by watching gymnastics. Or maybe I'm just too big a fan.

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2 Athletics Athletics

When people think of the Olympics they think of athletics. That's why closing and opening ceremonies are always held in the athletics ceremonies. I don't watch the Olympic for football, tennis, cricket etc because the Olympics is not the pinnacle of those sports, that's why the Olympics is all about athletics.

Track and field is no doubt the hardest event in the olympics. People talk more about gymnastics because the gymnasts look ridiculous and act like babies, but the real sport is track and field, minus the discus and hammer throw.

Seeing the fastest people in the world, pushing biological human limits is simply astounding.

Without athletics there would be no Olympic Games. That is why it is shameful that the IOC does not do more to genuinely tackle and punsh the scourge of doping.

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3 Aquatics

Swimming is one of the most popular sports - if not the most popular sport in the Olympics simply because everyone can relate to swimming. Swimming is an easy sport to follow and to root for and everyone has swam before or seen someone swimming. Not to mention swimmers are super good looking and easy on the eyes!

The only sport I specifically tune in to watch is aiming. The gymnasts seem mediocre in the last few Olympic Games. I do like beach volleyball also.

Michael phelps best olympian of all time swimming is the greatest

I love swimming

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4 Beach Volleyball Beach Volleyball Beach volleyball is a team sport played by two teams of two players on a sand court divided by a net. It has been an Olympic discipline since the 1996 Games.

Men love beach volleyball because of the skimpy outfit of the girls. They should wear proper athletic outfits, like the other Olympic athletes not bikinis. It looks unprofessional for the Olympics. It's OK for the beach, perhaps.

Without this ratings would lose a large demographic.

It sucks so bad

Peter kiezyk is a bitch

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5 Basketball Basketball Basketball is a sport played by two teams of five players on a rectangular court. The objective is to shoot a ball through a hoop 18 inches in diameter and 10 feet high mounted to a backboard at each end.

Only sport that's good in summer, best over all is hockey. I mean really? It's the only sport in the summer olympics that anyone cares about besides the olympics - nmorse88

The best way Just like nba players in

The dream team was the funnest time to watch the olympics

Dunk it

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6 Weightlifting

It's just fantastic looking at 105+ category lifters' performance

I agree that this was the best

7 Volleyball Volleyball Volleyball is a team sport in which two teams of six players are separated by a net. Each team tries to score points by grounding a ball on the other team's court under organized rules.

Good for building muscle and for competing!

It should be a televised sport every where

Every point is exciting. The best game in the olympics.

It's exiting and fun

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8 Football (Soccer)

It's so amazing, everyone should play it.

Messi is best Go Argentina #Messi_is_best #Messi10

What his should be first

go neymar

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9 Cycling

Bicycles are real cool and very smart. The models vary depending on the trip ahead and there is always a difference for any type of obstacles the rider faces from model of chassis or ability of the area and useful speed changing depending on the landscape, Some obstacles are complete not possible without the right bicycle and sometimes even skill of the rider. There are many features such as speed change for different kinds of paths that work better than other. Winter can sometime be the hardest for a bicycle, also suspensions and seat plus the gears are all a part of the experience. High recommendation to invest in the bicycle and the many shapes, sizes as well that it might be available with at a vendor. The five major points outweigh other sports which are not smooth ahead as a bicycle can be. A beautiful creation to invest in those bicycles. - iliescu

Cycling is a favorite, got 4 or 5 of them. Even reaches the Olympics as a contender. Many unique models which has biking even more so interesting. A good contraption, and has been proving that for a while now. - iliescu

Cycling or Bicycles are intelligent and remain a great alternative over static or team sports. - iliescu

Bast sports in cycling

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10 Tennis Tennis Tennis is a racket sport that can be played individually against a single opponent or between two teams of two players each.

Its fun and it uses all your muscles in your body,

The Contenders

11 Rowing

So tough on the body but good for you.

12 Archery Archery Archery is the sport, practice or skill of using a bow to propel arrows. The word comes from the Latin arcus.

Great sport. Requires the same amount of training but must keep adrenaline in check in order to aim and focus accurately.

Archery is an amazing sport, and is severely underestimated. I lovethis sport.

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13 Diving

Diving is a very undermined sport. Lots of people think they can just "pick the sport up" and that it is easy, but that is far from the truth. I takes lots of concentration, practice, and uses every muscle in your body. It is a very mental sport. People don't realize how fast you travel in the air and how much water can really hurt. When a diver jumps off ten meter (equivalent to a 3 story building) they travel at least 60mph before they hit the water. Synchronized diving is one of the hardest to master as well!

It is one of the most majestic sports to watch. I would rank it among or near gymnastics and swimming!

I love this sport, apparently they are going to make diving into the ground a sport and see who survives the longest

I'm seriously fanatic of diving.This sport creates wonderful diver such as Greg Louganis, Tom Daley, Fu Mingxia, Wu Minxia, Guo Jingjing and many more

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14 Judo

Toughest sport in the world: aerobic, anaerobic, technical, tactical

Best sport in the world thank you japan

Most beautiful sport in the world.

I love

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15 Hockey

Fast paced and action packed

Love Crista cullen

I like it


16 Equestrian

Equestrian is the most passionate, beautiful, and skilled sport, Always so interesting and exciting to watch I LOVE it

If you have ever watched show jumping you would know of the incredible tension in the jump off!

It is very difficult to train and be in harmony with the horse and the creatures are amazing and powerful animals


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17 Table Tennis Table Tennis

Table Tennis, Handball, Football, Gymnastics, Football and Aquatics (inc diving) are the best in my opinion.

Because it really need a skills and determination. and also you need a concentration


18 Canoe Slalom

Love it.

I love this game so many punch ups and fights. hopefully jamie soward wins gold again

19 Badminton Badminton Badminton is a racquet sport played using racquets to hit a shuttlecock across a net. Although it may be played with larger teams, the most common forms of the game are "singles" and "doubles".

Unlike other sports, big money has never tainted or entered the professional badminton arena. Therefore, from beginner to professional it is still a sport played for the sheer love and enjoyment of it. Just look at the immense dedication and extreme fitness levels required - and the height some players get in the jump smash - incredible. Hitting the shuttle at just under 500 kph (over 300 mph) make this the fastest racket sport in the world. And all for the love of the sport and not the money! Played all over the world by ALL age groups Badminton is simply not covered enough by the media - why not? - no big money to be won!

I love watching and playing badminton. Even when it's not professional and I'm watching the little kids at practice play it's so fun to watch

" gets you so hyped up and pumped and is way faster than tennis"

This sport is developing so fast

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20 Shooting

I shoot in the junior olympics and I got 3 Ed for nationals it is the hardest sport that's out there and I do basketball and football to and it's really tough

My friend shoots clay pidgins and got 39 out of 40

What if someone shoots someone's head off

What if you miss and shoot someone. The sport is ridiculous๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿ’ฉ๐Ÿ’ฉ๐Ÿ’ฉ

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21 Boxing Boxing Boxing is a martial art and combat sport in which two people wearing protective gloves throw punches at each other for a predetermined set of time in a boxing ring..

Well... Ireland do really well in this sport and have a big team in it and it is really entertaining to watch.

Boxing is a man sport


22 Swimming Swimming Swimming is an individual or team sport and activity. Competitive swimming is one of the most popular Olympic sports, with events in freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly.

Great sport if you want to keep your fitness up. I swim competitively and I love it.

Swimming is one of the most challenging sports out there, soI have to give swimmers a lot of credit.

I swim lots and it rules: it keeps you fit and healthy.

AND SHOUT OUT TO pugs United

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23 Rugby Sevens

Best sport by far in the olympics. Non stop action. Like having international NFL but even more exciting.

Rugby 7s is a good sport to keep you healthy and strong

Rugby sevens the best and most popular one

Best Sport. No question

24 Wrestling Wrestling Wrestling is a combat sport involving grappling type techniques such as clinch fighting, throws and takedowns, joint locks, pins and other grappling holds.

Great sport.. One of those authentic sports like running where one does not need million dollar equipment.. And every nation can take part

Best all round sport

Sport of the Sports - fuadmondeo

25 Handball

Fast and emotional..Very imprevisible sometimes..really fun

26 Fencing

It Has An Eye Staring Contest

You have to fast on your feet

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27 Cricket Cricket Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of eleven players on a cricket field, at the centre of which is a rectangular 22-yard-long pitch with a wicket, a set of three wooden stumps sited at each end.
28 Synchronized Swimming
29 Sailing


30 Water Polo

It is fun

31 Golf Golf Golf is a club and ball sport in which players use various clubs to hit balls into a series of holes from a range of 80 to 600 yards on a course in as few strokes as possible.

Hi, Golf is an amazing sport with much to discover!

Golf is boring and should not be in the Olympics.

It is the last game I want to play

I love golf no matter what

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32 Rhythmic Gymnastics

Rhythmic gymnastics is amazing because you see people doing fun routines with flair and it also involves gymnastics so there's something for everyone and you don't have to do gymnastics to enjoy it!

Incredible to watch the beauty in which they work with the different equipment.

33 Netball

Get lost netball

34 Taekwondo

Awesome martial arts

Its fun to watch

It is fun

35 Mountain Biking

Is the best

36 Field Hockey
37 BMX Racing
38 Racewalking

How is this an Olympic sport

39 Lacrosse Lacrosse Lacrosse is a contact team sport played between two teams using a small rubber ball and a long-handled stick called a crosse or lacrosse stick.

Its good

40 Pole Vault
41 Pentathlon
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