The Olympic Games were first held on 6 April 1896. Since then till today its popularity is increasing. Every sports lover eagerly waits for it. Held once every four years, this event was earlier also known as Olympiad. The dominance of sports like swimming and gymnastics is seen in the Olympics. Today we are going to tell you about 5 sports played in the Olympics, which you might not know about.

roller speed skating

Roller speed skating is a high-voltage sport where players skate at speeds of approximately 50 kilometers per hour. The game is believed to have originated in Italy in 1937. Skateboarding was included in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

skiing

Skiing is the most favorite sport for people living in snow areas. Millions of tourists visit the snowy regions to enjoy skiing. Skiing was a big hit in the Olympics between 1924 and 1948.

surfing

Surfing has also been recognized in the Olympic Games. It was included in the Olympics in Tokyo 2020. An Olympic surfing dream came true thanks to Hawaiian legend and three-time Olympic freestyle champion Duke Kahanamoku.

breakdancing

You must have heard about break dancing. It is a style of dance in which it is performed without stopping. It is believed to have originated in New York in the 70s. Breakdancing debuted at the Youth Olympic Games in 2018 and will now appear at the Paris 2024 Olympics.

futsal

You can also call this game the indoor version of football. It is played on a court similar to a basketball court. It was constructed in the 1930s. The success of futsal at events such as the 2018 Youth Olympics has given fans hope that it may find a place in the Olympic Games in the future.