List of Olympic venues in discontinued events

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For the Summer Olympics, there have been fourteen Olympic sports that have been discontinued from the program as of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. For the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, golf and rugby union will be reinstated as Olympic sports (though the latter will be as rugby sevens). As of 2011, there have been eight baseball, two basque pelota, one cricket, one croquet, two golf, one jeu de paume, two lacrosse, five polo, one racquets, five rugby union (fifteen-a-side), four softball, five tug of war, and one water motorsports venues used for the Summer Olympics.

Baseball[edit]

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Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium hosted the baseball events for the 1996 Summer Olympics.
Games Venue Other sports hosted at venue for those games Capacity Ref.
1984 Los Angeles Dodger Stadium (demonstration) None 56,000
1988 Seoul Jamsil Baseball Stadium (demonstration) None 30,306 [1]
1992 Barcelona Camp Municipal de Beisbol de Viladecans None 4,000 [2]
L'Hospitalet de Llobregat Baseball Stadium (final) None 7,000 [3]
1996 Atlanta Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium None 54,000 [4][5]
2000 Sydney Blacktown Olympic Park Softball 8,000 [6]
Sydney Baseball Stadium (final) Modern pentathlon (riding, running) 21,000 [7]
2004 Athens Olympic Baseball Centre None 6,700 [8]
2008 Beijing Wukesong Baseball Field None 18,000 [9]

Basque pelota[edit]

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Games Venue Other sports hosted at venue for those games Capacity Ref.
1900 Paris Neuilly-sur-Seine None Not listed. [10]
1992 Barcelona Pavelló de la Vall d'Hebron (demonstration) Volleyball 2,500 (volleyball)
3,300 (basque pelota)
[11]

Cricket[edit]

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Vélodrome de Vincennes hosted the cricket matches at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris.
Games Venue Other sports hosted at venues for those games Capacity Ref.
1900 Paris Vélodrome de Vincennes Cycling, Football, Gymnastics, Rugby union Not listed. [12]

Croquet[edit]

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Games Venue Other sports hosted at venue for those games Capacity Ref.
1900 Paris Bois de Boulogne Polo, Tug of war Not listed. [13][14][15]

Jeu de paume[edit]

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Queen's Club hosted the jeu de paume events for the 1908 Summer Olympics in London.
Games Venue Other sports hosted at venue for those games Capacity Ref.
1908 London Queen's Club Racquets Not listed. [16]

Lacrosse[edit]

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Games Venue Other sports hosted at venue for those games Capacity Ref.
1904 St. Louis Francis Field Archery, Athletics, Cycling, Football, Gymnastics, Roque, Tennis, Tug of war, Weightlifting, Wrestling 19,000. [17]
1908 London White City Stadium Archery, Athletics, Cycling (track), Diving, Field hockey, Football, Gymnastics, Rugby union, Swimming, Tug of war, Water polo (final), Wrestling 97,000. [18]

Polo[edit]

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Ostend hosted the polo events for the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp.
Games Venue Other sports hosted at venue for those games Capacity Ref.
1900 Paris Bois de Boulogne Croquet, Tug of war Not listed. [13][14][15]
1908 London Hurlingham Club None Not listed. [19]
1920 Antwerp Ostend Sailing Not listed. [20][21]
1924 Paris Bagatelle None 598 [22]
Saint-Cloud None 7,836 [22]
1936 Berlin Mayfield Equestrian (dressage) 75,000 [23]

Racquets[edit]

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Games Venue Other sports hosted at venues for those games Capacity Ref.
1908 London Queen's Club Jeu de paume Not listed. [24]

Roque[edit]

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Games Venue Other sports hosted at venue for those games Capacity Ref.
1904 St. Louis Francis Field Archery, Athletics, Cycling, Football, Gymnastics, Lacrosse, Tennis, Tug of war, Weightlifting, and Wrestling 19,000. [17]

Rugby union (fifteen-a-side)[edit]

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Games Venue Other sports hosted at venue for those games Capacity Ref.
1900 Paris Vélodrome de Vincennes Cricket, Cycling, Football, Gymnastics Not listed. [12]
1908 London White City Stadium Archery, Athletics, Cycling (track), Diving, Field hockey, Football, Gymnastics, Lacrosse, Swimming, Tug of war, Water polo (final), Wrestling 97,000. [18]
1920 Antwerp Olympisch Stadion Athletics, Equestrian, Field hockey, Football (final), Gymnastics, Modern pentathlon, Tug of war, Weightlifing 12,771 [25][26][27][28][29][30][31][32][33]
1924 Paris Stade de Colombes Athletics, Cycling (road), Equestrian, Fencing, Football (final), Gymnastics, Modern pentathlon (fencing, running), Tennis 22,737 [34]

Rugby sevens, a different form of rugby union is shortly to be readmitted to the Games.

Softball[edit]

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Blacktown Olympic Stadium hosted the softball events for the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney.
Games Venue Other sports hosted at venue for those games Capacity Ref.
1996 Atlanta Golden Park None 8,800 [35][36]
2000 Sydney Blacktown Olympic Park Baseball 8,000 [6]
2004 Athens Olympic Softball Stadium None Not listed. [37]
2008 Beijing Fengtai Softball Field None 13,000 [38]

Tug of war[edit]

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Games Venue Other sports hosted at venue for those games Capacity Ref.
1900 Paris Bois de Boulogne Croquet, Polo Not listed. [13][14][15]
1904 St. Louis Francis Field Archery, Athletics, Cycling, Football, Gymnastics, Lacrosse, Roque, Tennis, Weightlifting, and Wrestling 19,000. [17]
1908 London White City Stadium Archery, Athletics, Cycling (track), Diving, Field hockey, Football, Gymnastics, Lacrosse, Rugby union, Swimming, Water polo (final), Wrestling 97,000. [18]
1912 Stockholm Stockholm Olympic Stadium Athletics, Equestrian, Football (final), Gymnastics, Modern pentathlon (running), Wrestling 33,000. [39]
1920 Antwerp Olympisch Stadion Athletics, Equestrian, Field hockey, Football (final), Gymnastics, Modern pentathlon, Rugby union, Weightlifing 12,771 [25][26][27][28][29][30][31][32][33]

Water motorsports[edit]

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Games Venue Other sports hosted at venue for those games Capacity Ref.
1908 London Southampton Water Sailing Not listed. [40]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1988 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 1. Part 1. p. 166. Accessed 1 December 2010.
  2. ^ 1992 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 2. pp. 317-8. Accessed 6 December 2010.
  3. ^ 1992 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 2. pp. 311-6. Accessed 6 December 2010.
  4. ^ 1996 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 1. p. 539. Accessed 9 December 2010.
  5. ^ 1996 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 3. p. 450. Accessed 9 December 2010.
  6. ^ a b 2000 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 1. p. 370. Accessed 17 December 2010.
  7. ^ 2000 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 1. p. 371. Accessed 16 December 2010.
  8. ^ 2004 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 1. p. 269. Accessed 24 December 2010.
  9. ^ "Beijing Wukesong Sports Center Baseball Field". Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad. Retrieved 2008-08-10. 
  10. ^ Sports-reference.com Summer Olympics Paris 14 June 1900 men's basque pelota two-teams results. Accessed 14 November 2010.
  11. ^ 1992 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 2. pp. 242-5. Accessed 6 December 2010.
  12. ^ a b 1900 Summer Olympics official report. pp. 15-16. Accessed 14 November 2010. (French)
  13. ^ a b c Sports-reference.com Summer Olympics Paris 28 June 1900 croquet mixed singles one-ball results. Accessed 14 November 2010.
  14. ^ a b c Sports-reference.com Summer Olympics Paris 28 May-2 June 1900 men's polo results. Accessed 20 February 2011.
  15. ^ a b c Sports-reference.com Summer Olympics Paris 16 July 1900 tug-of-war men's results. Accessed 14 November 2010.
  16. ^ 1908 Summer Olympics official report. p. 314. Accessed 5 October 2010.
  17. ^ a b c Spalding's report of the 1904 Summer Olympics. pp. 222-9, 233-47. Accessed 4 October 2010.
  18. ^ a b c 1908 Summer Olympics official report. pp. 32-5, 40. Accessed 5 October 2010.
  19. ^ 1908 Summer Olympics official report. p. 232. Accessed 5 October 2010.
  20. ^ Sports-reference.com 1920 Summer Olympics polo.
  21. ^ Sports-reference.com 1920 Summer Olympics sailing.
  22. ^ a b 1924 Olympics official report. pp. 528-9. (French)
  23. ^ 1936 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 1. pp. 141-9, 154-62. Accessed 17 October 2010.
  24. ^ 1908 Summer Olympics official report. p. 233. Accessed 8 July 2012.
  25. ^ a b Sports-reference.com 1920 Summer Olympics athletics.
  26. ^ a b Sports-reference.com 1920 Summer Olympics equestrian
  27. ^ a b Sports-reference.com 1920 Summer Olympics men's field hockey.
  28. ^ a b Sports-reference.com 1920 Summer Olympics football.
  29. ^ a b Sports-reference.com 1920 Summer Olympics gymnastics.
  30. ^ a b Sports-reference.com 1920 Summer Olympics modern pentathlon.
  31. ^ a b Sports-reference.com 1920 Summer Olympics rugby union.
  32. ^ a b Sports-reference.com 1920 Summer Olympics tug of war.
  33. ^ a b Sports-reference.com 1920 Summer Olympics weightlifting.
  34. ^ 1924 Olympics official report. pp. 50-5, 96-7, 121, 152, 216, 222, 238, 248, 265, 318, 339, 375, 499, 503, 536. (French)
  35. ^ 1996 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 1. p. 541. Accessed 9 December 2010.
  36. ^ 1996 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 3. p. 462. Accessed 9 December 2010.
  37. ^ 2004 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 2. p. 395. Accessed 24 December 2010.
  38. ^ "Fengtai Sports Center Softball Field". Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad. Retrieved 2008-08-10. 
  39. ^ 1912 Summer Olympics official report. pp. 168-211. Accessed 5 October 2010.
  40. ^ 1908 Summer Olympics official report. p. 351. Accessed 5 October 2010.