According to the World Sports Encyclopedia (2003) there are 8,000 indigenous sports and sporting games.
The purpose of the blog is to know about different kinds of sports. Only five sports have been contested at every summer Olympic Games since 1896: Athletics, Cycling, Fencing, Gymnastics and Swimming. In 2012 there was 26 sports contested, and in 2016 there will be 28 (see list).There were 26 sports contested at London 2012 and at Rio 2016 golf and rugby join the program to reach 28. Aquatics, canoe/kayak, cycling, gymnastics, equestrian, volleyball and wrestling have multiple disciplines.