Former Olympic events: running deer and live pigeon shooting, underwater swim, duelling pistol, motor boating.

Pierre de Coubertin revived the ancient Greek Olympics in Athens in 1896 where they had just nine sports, covering 43 events, and all the competitors were men.

London 2012 had 26 sports comprising 302 events for both men and women.

Discontinued men’s events since 1896 outnumber men’s events at the 2012 games by 194 to 163.

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