Home > Kids > Fitness and Nutrition > Exercise and Sports > Sports Events > Events of the Summer Olympic Games

Slideshow Iconslideshows MORE

|

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.

Previous
1 of 17
SummerOlympics,Basketball

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

Next: Gymnastics, Rhythmic Gymnastics, Trampoline

highlights

8 Quick Tips for Curbing Your Family's Screen Time
Setting limits on screen time — and remembering to put down our own devices — is one of the biggest parenting challenges of our time. Use this guide to create healthy screen-time rules for your whole family.

Find Today's Newest & Best Children's Books!
Looking for newly released books for your child? Try our new Book Finder tool to search for new books by age, type, and theme, and create reading lists for kids!

10 Best Beach-Themed Crafts and Activities
Sand, seashells, and stones can provide hours of family fun. Check out the greatest beach-related activities and crafts for toddlers on up.

Registered for Kindergarten — Now What?
Try our award-winning Kindergarten Readiness app! This easy-to-use checklist comes with games and activities to help your child build essential skills for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Facebook icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks