List of Olympic venues in demonstration events

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For the Olympic Games until the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona and 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, there have been demonstration or exhibition events that have occurred on various sports. Some of these sports later became Olympic sports such as basketball, canoeing, and short track speed skating. These are a list of other venues that hosted demonstration sports that did not become nor had never been official Olympic sports.

Summer Olympics[edit]

Games Sport Venue Other sports hosted at venue during those games Capacity Ref.
1920 Antwerp Korfball Olympic Stadium Athletics, Equestrian, Field hockey, Football, Gymnastics, Modern pentathlon, Rugby union, Tug of war, Weightlifting 30,000 [1][2]
1928 Amsterdam Korfball Olympic Stadium Athletics, Cycling, (track), Equestrian, (jumping), Football, Gymnastics 33,025 [3]
1956 Melbourne Australian rules football Melbourne Cricket Ground Athletics, Field hockey (final) 104,000 [4]
1988 Seoul Bowling Royal Bowling Center None Not listed [5]
1992 Barcelona Rolley hockey Palau Blaugrana Judo, Taekwondo (demonstration) 6,400 [6]
Pavelló de l'Ateneu de Sant Sadurní None 1,300 [7]
Pavelló del Club Patí Vic None 1,700 [7]
Pavelló d'Esports de Reus None 3,000 [7]
1900 Ballooning
1900 Boules
1900 Surf lifesaving
1900 Longue paume
1900 Motorsport
1904 Weight training with dumbbells
1904 Hurling
1904 Gaelic football
1924 Savate
1924 La canne
1912 Glima
1928 Kaatsen
1932 American football
1936 Gliding
1948 Swedish (Ling) gymnastics
1952 Finnish baseball
1964 Budō
1972 Water skiing

Winter Olympics[edit]

Games Venue Sport Other sports hosted at venue for those games Capacity Ref.
1952 Oslo Bislett stadion Bandy Figure skating, Speed skating 29,000 [8]
Dæhlenenga Ice hockey Not listed [9]
1992 Albertville Les Arcs Speed skiing None Not listed [10]
1928 Skijoring
1932 Sled-dog racing
1936 Ice stock sport
1964
1948 Winter pentathlon
1984 Disabled skiing
1988
1988 Ski ballet (acroski)
1992

References[edit]

  1. ^ Historical overview from the Dutch Korfball Union
  2. ^ Stadiumguide.com
  3. ^ 1928 Summer Olympics official report. Archived 8 April 2008 at the Wayback Machine. pp. 173-205.
  4. ^ 1956 Summer Olympics official report. pp. 713-714.
  5. ^ 1988 Summer Olympics official report. Archived 18 November 2008 at the Wayback Machine. Volume 1. Part 1. p. 206. Accessed 1 December 2010.
  6. ^ 1992 Summer Olympics official report. Archived 28 May 2008 at the Wayback Machine. Volume 2. pp. 217-20. Accessed 6 December 2010.
  7. ^ a b c 1992 Summer Olympics official report. Archived 28 May 2008 at the Wayback Machine. Volume 2. pp. 337-41. Accessed 6 December 2010.
  8. ^ 1952 Winter Olympic official report. Archived 30 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine. p. 28.
  9. ^ 1952 Winter Olympics official report. Archived 30 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine. p. 33.
  10. ^ 1992 Winter Olympics official report. Archived 26 February 2008 at the Wayback Machine. pp. 96-99. Accessed 5 December 2010. (in English) & (in French)