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Events of the Summer Olympic Games

Gymnastics, track and field, cycling, fencing, and swimming are five events that have appeared at every Summer Olympic Games since the birth of the modern Olympic Games in 1896.

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Basketball


Basketball made its official Olympic debut in 1936, with women's basketball added in 1976. There are men's and women's basketball tournaments, with 12 teams in each tournament and 12 players to a team. Starting in 1992, NBA and WNBA professionals became eligible to compete in the Olympic Games.

Basketball medal events: August 11 and 12

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