List of Olympic venues in discontinued events

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 were reinstated as Olympic sports (though the latter was 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 and softball, now governed by a single international federation and thus treated by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as two disciplines of a single sport, will be part of the 2020 Summer Olympics program in Tokyo. The sports are not included in Paris' plan for the 2024 Games, but are part of Los Angeles' plan for the 2028 Games.

Basque pelotaEdit

Games Venue Other sports hosted at venue for those games Capacity Ref.
1900 Paris Neuilly-sur-Seine None Not listed. [1]
1992 Barcelona Pavelló de la Vall d'Hebron (demonstration) Volleyball 2,500 (volleyball)
3,300 (basque pelota)
[2]

CricketEdit

 
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. [3]

CroquetEdit

Games Venue Other sports hosted at venue for those games Capacity Ref.
1900 Paris Bois de Boulogne Polo, Tug of war Not listed. [4][5][6]

Jeu de paumeEdit

 
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. [7]

LacrosseEdit

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. [8]
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. [9]

PoloEdit

 
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. [4][5][6]
1908 London Hurlingham Club None Not listed. [10]
1920 Antwerp Ostend Sailing Not listed. [11][12]
1924 Paris Bagatelle None 598 [13]
Saint-Cloud None 7,836 [13]
1936 Berlin Mayfield Equestrian (dressage) 75,000 [14]

RacquetsEdit

Games Venue Other sports hosted at venues for those games Capacity Ref.
1908 London Queen's Club Jeu de paume Not listed. [15]

RoqueEdit

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. [8]

Rugby union (fifteen-a-side)Edit

Games Venue Other sports hosted at venue for those games Capacity Ref.
1900 Paris Vélodrome de Vincennes Cricket, Cycling, Football, Gymnastics Not listed. [3]
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 [9]
1920 Antwerp Olympisch Stadion Athletics, Equestrian, Field hockey, Football (final), Gymnastics, Modern pentathlon, Tug of war, Weightlifting 12,771 [16][17][18][19][20][21][22][23][24]
1924 Paris Stade de Colombes Athletics, Cycling (road), Equestrian, Fencing, Football (final), Gymnastics, Modern pentathlon (fencing, running), Tennis 22,737 [25]

Tug of warEdit

Games Venue Other sports hosted at venue for those games Capacity Ref.
1900 Paris Bois de Boulogne Croquet, Polo Not listed. [4][5][6]
1904 St. Louis Francis Field Archery, Athletics, Cycling, Football, Gymnastics, Lacrosse, Roque, Tennis, Weightlifting, and Wrestling 19,000. [8]
1908 London White City Stadium Archery, Athletics, Cycling (track), Diving, Field hockey, Football, Gymnastics, Lacrosse, Rugby union, Swimming, Water polo (final), Wrestling 97,000. [9]
1912 Stockholm Stockholm Olympic Stadium Athletics, Equestrian, Football (final), Gymnastics, Modern pentathlon (running), Wrestling 33,000. [26]
1920 Antwerp Olympisch Stadion Athletics, Equestrian, Field hockey, Football (final), Gymnastics, Modern pentathlon, Rugby union, Weightlifting 12,771 [16][17][18][19][20][21][22][23][24]

Water motorsportsEdit

Games Venue Other sports hosted at venue for those games Capacity Ref.
1908 London Southampton Water Sailing Not listed. [27]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sports-reference.com Summer Olympics Paris 14 June 1900 men's basque pelota two-teams results. Accessed 14 November 2010.
  2. ^ 1992 Summer Olympics official report. Archived 2008-05-28 at the Wayback Machine Volume 2. pp. 242-5. Accessed 6 December 2010.
  3. ^ a b 1900 Summer Olympics official report. Archived 2008-05-28 at the Wayback Machine pp. 15-16. Accessed 14 November 2010. (in French)
  4. ^ a b c Sports-reference.com Summer Olympics Paris 28 June 1900 croquet mixed singles one-ball results. Accessed 14 November 2010.
  5. ^ a b c Sports-reference.com Summer Olympics Paris 28 May-2 June 1900 men's polo results. Accessed 20 February 2011.
  6. ^ a b c Sports-reference.com Summer Olympics Paris 16 July 1900 tug-of-war men's results. Accessed 14 November 2010.
  7. ^ 1908 Summer Olympics official report. Archived 2007-09-27 at the Wayback Machine p. 314. Accessed 5 October 2010.
  8. ^ a b c Spalding's report of the 1904 Summer Olympics. Archived 2011-08-29 at the Wayback Machine pp. 222-9, 233-47. Accessed 4 October 2010.
  9. ^ a b c 1908 Summer Olympics official report. Archived 2007-09-27 at the Wayback Machine pp. 32-5, 40. Accessed 5 October 2010.
  10. ^ 1908 Summer Olympics official report. Archived 2007-09-27 at the Wayback Machine p. 232. Accessed 5 October 2010.
  11. ^ Sports-reference.com 1920 Summer Olympics polo.
  12. ^ Sports-reference.com 1920 Summer Olympics sailing.
  13. ^ a b 1924 Olympics official report. Archived 2008-04-10 at the Wayback Machine pp. 528-9. (in French)
  14. ^ 1936 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 1. pp. 141-9, 154-62. Accessed 17 October 2010.
  15. ^ 1908 Summer Olympics official report. Archived 2007-09-27 at the Wayback Machine p. 233. Accessed 8 July 2012.
  16. ^ a b Sports-reference.com 1920 Summer Olympics athletics.
  17. ^ a b Sports-reference.com 1920 Summer Olympics equestrian
  18. ^ a b Sports-reference.com 1920 Summer Olympics men's field hockey.
  19. ^ a b Sports-reference.com 1920 Summer Olympics football.
  20. ^ a b Sports-reference.com 1920 Summer Olympics gymnastics.
  21. ^ a b Sports-reference.com 1920 Summer Olympics modern pentathlon.
  22. ^ a b Sports-reference.com 1920 Summer Olympics rugby union.
  23. ^ a b Sports-reference.com 1920 Summer Olympics tug of war.
  24. ^ a b Sports-reference.com 1920 Summer Olympics weightlifting.
  25. ^ 1924 Olympics official report. Archived 2008-04-10 at the Wayback Machine pp. 50-5, 96-7, 121, 152, 216, 222, 238, 248, 265, 318, 339, 375, 499, 503, 536. (in French)
  26. ^ 1912 Summer Olympics official report. Archived 2008-04-10 at the Wayback Machine pp. 168-211. Accessed 5 October 2010.
  27. ^ 1908 Summer Olympics official report. Archived 2007-09-27 at the Wayback Machine p. 351. Accessed 5 October 2010.