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Welcome to Olympics Now! This is your destination for all things Olympics, from biathlon to boxing, Taekwondo to table tennis, snowboarding to shooting. If you’re a fan of the Olympics or just keen on sports like triathlon, skiing, or horse riding, you’ve come to the right place!
This site will give you a rundown of everything you could ever want to know about the Olympic games, including:
- History of the Olympics
- Hosting the Summer Olympic Games
- Olympic Sports
- Winter Olympics
An alphabetical list of Olympic sports that feature in the summer Olympics:
- ARTISTIC SWIMMING
- BEACH VOLLEYBALL
- CANOE SLALOM
- CANOE SPRINT
- CYCLING BMX
- CYCLING MOUNTAIN BIKE
- CYCLING ROAD
- CYCLING TRACK
- EQUESTRIAN / DRESSAGE
- EQUESTRIAN EVENTING
- EQUESTRIAN JUMPING
- GYMNASTICS ARTISTIC
- GYMNASTICS RHYTHMIC
- MARATHON SWIMMING
- MODERN PENTATHLON
- TABLE TENNIS
- WATER POLO
- WRESTLING FREESTYLE
- WRESTLING GRECO-ROMAN
Olympics Now News Facts and Gossip
A proposal to elect the 2024 and 2028 Olympic host cities at the same time was approved by an Extraordinary IOC Session on 11 July 2017 in Lausanne. On 31 July 2017, the IOC made a deal with Los Angeles to host the 2028 Summer Olympics, making Paris the host of the 2024 Summer Olympics.
Where will the 2020 and 2024 Olympics be held?
The IOC voted to select the host city of the 2020 Summer Olympics on 7 September 2013 at the 125th IOC Session at the Buenos Aires Hilton in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
What are the new Olympic sports for 2020?
A Complete Look At All The New Sports And Events For The Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
- Archery. Archery has been on the Olympic program since 1972, but it adds a mixed team event to the existing men's and women's individual and team recurve events for 2020.
Where is the Summer Olympics 2020 going to be?
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — With the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Games officially over, here's a preview of 20 things to expect at the next Olympics, the 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo. 1. While this is the third time the Japanese capital has been awarded the games, Tokyo has hosted the Olympics only once — in 1964.
Where is the next Winter Olympics 2020?
These Games will be the first Winter Olympics ever to be held in China, and the last of three consecutive Olympics to be held in East Asia, following the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, and the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.
How much do Olympic tickets cost 2020?
Tickets for many events start at the symbolic price point of 2,020 yen ($17.96) but these are only for group sales, while the cheapest individual tickets will go on sale for 2,500 yen ($22.23). More than half of all tickets will be sold for less than 8,000 yen ($71.15), according to organisers.
What Olympic events have been removed?
7 Canceled or Reintroduced Olympic Sports
- Golf. golf © sculpies/Fotolia.
- Skeleton Sledding. skeleton sledding Groman123.
- Rugby. Players in a rugby football match, Hong Kong.
- Tug-of-War. tug-of-warTug-of-war at the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland, 2005.
- Baseball & Softball.
- Solo Synchronized Swimming.
What are the 5 new sports for 2020 Olympics?
On 29 May 2013, it was announced that three sports had made the final shortlist:baseball/softball, squash and wrestling. The other five sports were excluded from consideration at this point: karate, roller sports, sport climbing, wakeboarding, and wushu.
Which country will host the 2020 Olympics?
Host city election. The IOC voted to select the host city of the 2020 Summer Olympics on 7 September 2013 at the 125th IOC Session at the Buenos Aires Hilton in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Where will the future Olympics be held?
Including this year, each of the next three Olympics will take place in Asia: 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea; 2020 in Tokyo, Japan; and 2022 in Beijing, China.Paris will host the 2024 Summer Games, marking the 100th anniversary of the 1924 Olympics in Paris.
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Triathlon in the Olympics
Triathlon races are held over four distances: Sprint, Olympic, Double Olympic and Triple Olympic. The Olympic triathlon comprises a 1.5km swim, a 40km bike ride, and a 10km run. There are two competitions at the Olympic Games: men's and women's individual.
What are the distances in a Olympic triathlon?
In the late 1980s, a 1.5 kilometer swim, 40 kilometer bike ride and a 10 kilometer run (0.9 miles swimming, 24.8 miles of cycling and 6.2 miles of running) was often called "International-Distance Triathlon" because that distance was accepted as the international standard and used at the first Triathlon World
How long is each part of a triathlon?
Olympic triathlons (including the NYC Triathlon) involve a 1.5-kilometer swim, 40-kilometer bike ride and 10-kilometer run. In "Iron Man" triathlons, the swimming portion can be as long as 3.9 kilometers, followed by up to a 180-kilometer bike ride and a 42.2-kilometer run (the same distance as a marathon).
Is there a triathlon in the Winter Olympics?
Since 2013 the International Triathlon Union created a new version of the sport, which consist of 5 km of snowshoeing, 12km of ice skating and 8km of cross-country skiing. The sport was denied inclusion in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
What sports are in the triathlon?
Duathlon, composed of only cycling and running stages. Equilateral triathlon, a triathlon in which each leg takes approximately equal time. Indoor triathlon, consisting of a pool swim, stationary bike, and indoor track or treadmill run. Cross triathlon, consists of swimming, mountain biking and trail running.
How do I train for a triathlon beginner?
Set a Triathlon Training Plan
- When to begin: In general, if you are aiming to complete your first sprint triathlon, plan for at least 12 weeks of training prior to your event.
- Establish your swim/bike/run schedule: Complete a minimum of two sessions of each activity (swim, bike and run) during the week.
- Sign up to a triathlon training programme.