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24/7 Wall St.: 13 Forgotten Olympic Sports

Forgotten Sports

Since the modern Summer Olympics began in Athens in 1896, the sporting events have changed with every game. As popularity of sports change, new ones are added and old ones are phased out. In London, athletes will compete in hundreds of events in 32 different sports. Of those 32, only five — track and field, archery, swimming, gymnastics and fencing — have been consistently offered since the 1896 Games.

These are the 13 forgotten Olympic sports. (iStock)

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