How to divide events in Olympic Games?
[ 2007-08-08 20:52 ]
According to the data of International Olympic Committee, the sport events in the Olympic Games are divided into sport, discipines and event.
Beijing Olympic Games consist of 28 sports, they are track and field sports, rowing sport, ten kinds of ball games, boxing, cycling, fencing, gymnastics, judo, canoeing, weight lifting, wrestling, aquatic sports, modern pentathlon, equestrian events, taekwondo, shooting, archery, triathlon, and sailing.
Among these sports, some of them don't have discipines, and aquatic sports have the most discipines which consist of 4 and one of them is swimming. However, although track and field sports don't have any discipines, it includes 46 events and creates the most gold metals.
In 2008 Olympic games, wushu is not an official event nor performing event, but wushu is allowed to hold a international competition under Olympic Organizing Committee's permission. This is a big step for wushu----a Chinese characteristic sport event to join the Olympics. However, according to the Olympic Charter, the new competitive events should be decided 7 years before the Olympic Games, and before the events officially become competitive events, they will appear in the Olympics as performing events.
Next year's Beijing Olympic Games consists of 28 sports, 302 events and 303 gold metals.