Top Ten Sports That Should Have Never Been In the Summer Olympics

The Top Ten

1 Rhythmic Gymnastics


Things like ribbon twirling and hula hooping are activities that kids like to take part in. They should definitely not be in the Olympics. - Kevie16

Why not water balloon fighting or juggling or distance spitting?

Olympic sports should only be as originally intended.

2 Tug of War

Were they kidding? Tug of war is a game you play with your dog or your friends when you're fooling around. This is absolutely not an Olympic sport. The only reson it is not first is because it was only an event for five Olympic Games. - Kevie16

Haha laugh out loud! This was taken place at the Pep Rally in my school! - NerdyPweeps

I think desk drumming should be an Olympic sport!

Is this really in the Olympics? Hah what

3 Equestrian

Are you kidding me? Dressage and show jumping require so much skill, commitment and precision. Could you control a 1,200 pound animal with only a twitch of your finger or a shift of weight? No? I didn't think so. The equestrian events are fun to watch and require immense skill on the part of both horse and rider.

I'm an equestrian. Don't say that it's a sport only for the horse. The rider needs lots of skill also and a bond with the horse. I'd like to see you get on a horse and jump a 2 meter course

Many people enjoy watching equestrian, and it is always nice to see a a jockey and a horse's great bond. But is this really Olympics material. - Kevie16

A human isn't evening doing the work, the horse is. Anyone who does equestrian is showing that they are rich and can sit on animal.

4 Rowing

Canoeing and kayaking were a long stretch to begin with, but rowing is basically the same thing and very boring to watch. - Kevie16

5 Synchronized Swimming

Synchronized swimming is a very demanding sport. The swimmers must throw their teammates out of the water for jumps like in cheerleading - except they cannot touch the bottom of the pool.They have to tread water upside down, breathe at the right times, keep time with their teammates and with the music. It's not just flopping around in a pool.

Swimming is exciting, fast-paced, and understandable, but synchronized swimming is just a stupid, pointless Olympic event. - Kevie16

Peach, Daisy, Amy & Blaze all suck at Synchronized Swimming anyway.

It looks incredibly hard and deserves to be there

6 Weightlifting

Weightlifting is something you do when you are to getting stronger for another sport; it should not be a sport itself. It should not be in the Olympics. - Kevie16

7 Synchronized Diving

Another synchronized water sport, really?! Synchronized diving looks kind of cool. That's why it is lower on this list than synchronized swimming, but it is still pointless. - Kevie16

8 Jeu de Paume

This was an event for only one game. It was stupid because it was basically indoor tennis. It really never should have been an event. - Kevie16

9 Sailing

What on Earth does steering a boat have to do with being physically active. This event proved nothing in the Olympics, yet it is still in the games. - Kevie16

10 Baseball Baseball is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of nine players each who take turns batting and fielding.

This should NOT be on this list. It may not be the best fit for the Olympics, but it is played in many countries and is very competitive. - Dodgers27

Baseball was a dumb event because its playing style doesn't really fit into the other Olympic sports' styles... if you know what I mean. - Kevie16

The Contenders

11 Racewalking

Incredibly stupid

12 Lawn Bowling
13 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.

This is a beach game. Not a sport.

Leave it on the beach, it's a xgames sport

14 Soccer Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a sport played between two teams of eleven players each. It is played with a spherical ball. The objective is to score the ball in the other teams goal.

Football should never be an Olympic sport, if winning the Olympics is not the pinnacle of achievement then why is it an Olympic sport? Especially as half the best players in the world would prefer to play for their club that go to the Olympics

Football is a great sport. I should know this because I'm a 13 yr old girl, and I'm in our suburbs A team

15 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.

Cricket isn't even in the Olympics.Who put cricket here?

16 Rugby Sevens

It has its own tournament that is huge

17 Archery Archery is the sport, practice or skill of using a bow to propel arrows. The word comes from the Latin arcus.
18 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.

This is a game where you hit a little ball toward a hole. It is not a sport.

My brother won't be happy. - Connor360

Very boring hoe stay,but I respect that some people like it

19 Shooting
20 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.
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