When did fencing become an olympic sport?

Answer Fencing was one of the original Olympic sports when the modern games launched in Athens, Greece in 1896. Then only a men's event, women did not compete in Olympic fencing until the1924 summer games... Read More »

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What year was fencing an Olympic sport?

The sport of fencing first appeared in Olympic competition during the 1896 Athens games. It is just one of four Olympic sports to have appeared in every Olympic games in the modern Olympic era. Wom... Read More »

Who invented the sport of fencing?

According to fencing historian Andy Shaw, there is no clear answer as to who invented fencing. "The oldest proof of fencing appears to be in Egypt, around 1180 B.C; but that doesn't prove it starte... Read More »

Is polo an Olympic sport?

Polo is not currently an Olympic sport. In the early 20th century, it was included in five Olympics, the most recent of which was 1936. Polo enthusiasts have attempted to get the sport reinstated o... Read More »

When did skeleton become an Olympic sport?

Men's skeleton appeared during the 1928 and 1948 games before returning during the 2002 Salt Lake City Games. Though downhill tobogganing on a track has been around since the 16th century, the spor... Read More »