Sports·Posted on Aug 3, 2016How Much Do You Actually Know About Olympic Sports?The thrill of victory, the agony of da feet.by Julie GersteinBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink Which one of these has never been an officially recognized Olympic sport? Answer Image Judo Correct Incorrect Judo Answer Image Handball Correct Incorrect Handball Answer Image Pigeon Shooting Correct Incorrect Pigeon Shooting Answer Image Cricket Correct Incorrect Cricket Correct! Wrong! Cricket. Despite being one of the longest-standing and most popular sports in the UK, cricket has never made its way onto the Olympic roster. How many sports will be played in the 2016 summer Olympics? 24 Correct Incorrect 24 25 Correct Incorrect 25 27 Correct Incorrect 27 28 Correct Incorrect 28 Correct! Wrong! 28! Yup, there are 28 sports that'll be covered in this year's games, including kayaking, volleyball, and archery. Two new sports were re-added to the games this year: golf and rugby, so have fun watching those. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Via totalprosports.com Which sport was demonstrated in the Olympics but never became an official Olympic sport? Answer Image Football Correct Incorrect Football Answer Image Bowling Correct Incorrect Bowling Answer Image Water-skiing Correct Incorrect Water-skiing Answer Image Roller hockey Correct Incorrect Roller hockey Answer Image Correct Incorrect Answer Image Correct Incorrect Correct! Wrong! All of the above! It turns out that all four sports have never actually been a part of official Olympic competition, but have instead been ~demonstrated~ at the games. Which of these sports was introduced first: the triathlon or tennis? Answer Image Tennis Correct Incorrect Tennis Answer Image Triathalon Correct Incorrect Triathalon Correct! Wrong! Tennis. While the triathlon sounds like a really old-timey sport, it was actually only recognized as an Olympic sport in 1994 and introduced to the games during the 2000 Olympics in Sydney. Tennis was a part of the Olympics from 1896 to 1924 and then reintroduced to the games in 1988. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Via giphy.com What country has won a gold medal at every Olympic games? Answer Image China Correct Incorrect China Answer Image Germany Correct Incorrect Germany Answer Image USA Correct Incorrect USA Answer Image Great Britain Correct Incorrect Great Britain Correct! Wrong! Great Britain. Great Britain's won a medal at every summer games so far. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Via Fox Around how many athletes are expected to participate in the games this year? 5,000 Correct Incorrect 5,000 8,000 Correct Incorrect 8,000 10,500 Correct Incorrect 10,500 13,500 Correct Incorrect 13,500 Correct! Wrong! 10,500. 10,500 athletes from 206 countries are expected to attend this year's summer games. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Via giphy.com Which one of these is not currently an Olympic sport? Answer Image Badminton Correct Incorrect Badminton Answer Image Polo Correct Incorrect Polo Answer Image Handball Correct Incorrect Handball Answer Image Taekwondo Correct Incorrect Taekwondo Correct! Wrong! Polo. Polo used to be an official Olympic sport but hasn't been played in official competition since 1936. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Via mhs.mwpisd.esc18.net Which of these has never been an Olympic sport? Answer Image Lacrosse Correct Incorrect Lacrosse Answer Image Karate Correct Incorrect Karate Answer Image Dressage Correct Incorrect Dressage Answer Image Golf Correct Incorrect Golf Correct! Wrong! Karate. Believe it or not, karate has never been a part of the Olympic competition. It's slated to possibly be a demonstration sport in 2020, but has yet to make it in. Lacrosse is no longer a part of Olympic competition, and golf and dressage are still summer games sports. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Via joyreactor.com How about these — which has never been an Olympic sport? Answer Image Fencing Correct Incorrect Fencing Answer Image Archery Correct Incorrect Archery Answer Image Surfing Correct Incorrect Surfing Answer Image Shooting Correct Incorrect Shooting Correct! Wrong! Surfing. Surfing has yet to make the cut for the official games, in part because it's difficult for the Olympics to guarantee that there'll be a suitable place to hold a competition near future host city locations. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Via totalprosports.com Which one of these was once an Olympic sport but no longer is? Answer Image Tug-of-war Correct Incorrect Tug-of-war Answer Image Weightlifting Correct Incorrect Weightlifting Answer Image Netball Correct Incorrect Netball Answer Image Squash Correct Incorrect Squash Correct! Wrong! Tug-of-war. Okay, so yes, tug-of-war was an official part of the track-and-field series of Olympic events from 1900 to 1920. Seems like it could be fun to bring back, no? Via petranchatmillwood.com Which of these sports wasn't a part of the ancient Olympic Games? Answer Image Boxing Correct Incorrect Boxing Answer Image Track & Field Correct Incorrect Track & Field Answer Image Pentathlon Correct Incorrect Pentathlon Answer Image Equestrian sports Correct Incorrect Equestrian sports Answer Image Wrestling Correct Incorrect Wrestling Answer Image Fencing Correct Incorrect Fencing Correct! Wrong! Fencing The ancient Olympics featured boxing, equestrian events (including chariot racing and riding), the pentathlon, wrestling, and running, along with a sport called pankration. Pankration was an ancient fighting sport with few rules, similar to MMA. Fencing was a part of the first modern Olympic Games, held in 1896. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Via Senorgif/Comedy Central All images courtesy Wikimedia Commons. Mollie Shafer-Schweig The Opening Ceremony begins Friday, Aug. 5, at 7:30 p.m. ET/6:30 CT on NBC. Click here for more Olympics content! Sign up for BuzzFeed's Rio Roundup newsletter to get the hottest news each day of the games! If you can't see the signup box above, just go here to sign up!