Sports·Posted on Jul 23, 202137 Olympic Sports Oversimplified For Anyone To Understand"It's like soccer, but with your hands."by Jeremy HayesBuzzFeed ContributorFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink The Summer Games are here...again. The 2020 Olympics are now the 2021 Olympics in Tokyo, and here are all the games you need to know. Kimberrywood / Getty Images What? Short on time? Don't worry. We'll make this simple: 1. Archery Paul Gilham / Getty Images Everyone does their best Robin Hood impression and aims for a bull's-eye. 2. Athletics Adam Pretty / Getty Images If it takes place on a track or field, it's athletics. (Running, jumping, throwing, etc.) 3. Baseball Mark Brown / Getty Images If you have ever played Backyard Baseball on your Game Boy, you got this. 4. Softball Harry How / Getty Images Like baseball, but underhand throws so fast that it looks like the pitcher is gonna throw out their shoulder. 5. Basketball Christian Petersen / Getty Images A little known sport probably inspired by Space Jam: A New Legacy. 6. 3x3 Basketball Kiyoshi Ota / Getty Images Basketball, but pretend two teammates got caught in traffic and couldn't make it on time. 7. Boxing Alex Livesey / Getty Images Two people throw punches to try and score points. 8. Canoeing Adam Pretty / Getty Images All the fun of a canoe, but your arms feel like they are going to fall off trying to get the best time. 9. Cycling Bryn Lennon / Getty Images Imagine your parents' "back in my day" long bike ride to school. 10. Equestrian Mark Kolbe / Getty Images Horsies jumpin' things while others judge. (Spoiler: Every horse is a winner.) 11. Fencing Laurence Griffiths / Getty Images Trying to score points because hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die. 12. Field Hockey Tom Pennington / Getty Images A summer version of ice hockey. 13. Soccer (Footie) Laurence Griffiths / Getty Images Score a goal with your feet. Mildly popular sport...might catch on one day internationally. 14. Golf Scott Halleran / Getty Images Mini golf, but you use more than one club. No windmills either. Bummer. 15. Gymnastics Carmen Mandato / Getty Images Simone Biles asking everyone else who is competing for second place. (Like athletics, gymnastics has multiple games like dance, vaults, etc.) 16. Handball Lars Baron / Getty Images Soccer but with your hands. 17. Judo Elsa / Getty Images It's like watching UFC, but just a lot of throwing and takedowns (which I actually prefer). 18. Karate Juan Naharro Gimenez / Getty Images People contemplate whether or not to sweep the leg. 19. Modern Pentathlon Sam Greenwood / Getty Images Fencing, freestyle swimming, show jumping, pistol shooting, and cross-country running. I'm not joking — it's all of these games wrapped into one sport. 20. Rowing Daniel Kopatsch / Getty Images Stroke! Stroke! Stroke! Like canoeing, but as a team. 21. Rugby Sevens David Rogers / Getty Images A lot of backward passes and a lot of hitting...I gave it a good try. *elbows* 22. Sailing Richard Langdon / Getty Images Sailors leaning off the sail to get the best speed. 23. Shooting Sam Greenwood / Getty Images Aim and fire. America has 54 more medals than any other country...maybe we're a little too good. -_- 24. Skateboarding Ezra Shaw / Getty Images Young ones shredding some rail...or something. Fun watch, though. 25. Sport Climbing Jenny Evans / Getty Images Scaling a fake mountain with speed and without falling. 26. Surfing Clive Rose / Getty Images Get totally pitted in the waves, and look cool doing it for the judges. 27. Table Tennis Ian Walton / Getty Images An extreme rec room activity or what I like to call "mini tennis." 28. Tae Kwon Do Laurence Griffiths / Getty Images A lot of jumping and spinning and kicking. A less bloody Mortal Kombat. 29. Tennis Julian Finney / Getty Images Giant table tennis. 30. Triathlon Adam Pretty / Getty Images Swimming, biking, and running...in that order. 31. Volleyball Dean Mouhtaropoulos / Getty Images Underrated sport that involves hitting ball back and forth over net. 32. Beach Volleyball Ezra Shaw / Getty Images Sandy volleyball. 33. Weightlifting Toru Hanai / Getty Images Lift more weights, get more gold. 34. Artistic Swimming David Ramos / Getty Images Aquatic dancing gets weird. 35. Diving Dylan Buell / Getty Images A sport where you don't want to make a splash. 36. Swimming Dean Mouhtaropoulos / Getty Images Water racing, but like, a dozen variants. 37. Water Polo Sean M. Haffey / Getty Images Aquatic handball. Which game are you looking forward to this summer? Comment below!