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List of Winter Olympic Sports

This page is about the Winter Olympics. Go here for the list of summer Olympic Games sports.

Winter Olympic Sports for 2026

The current list of Winter Olympic Sports has increased with the addition of ski mountaineering in 2026. It is the first chnage in the number of sports since skeleton was added to the program in 2002. In 2026 there have also been the addition of five new events to existing sports: In 2026, the new events are: men's and women's dual moguls, women's doubles luge, women's large hill ski jump, and mixed team skeleton (while the alpine mixed team parallel event was removed). See list of sport changes.

Cross-country skiing Cross-country skiing

The 16 sport disciplines of the Winter Olympics are categorized into three main categories: (1) ice sports, (2) alpine, skiing and snowboarding events, and (3) Nordic events. In each of these sports categories there are more specific events, as listed.

Ice Sports

Alpine, Skiing and Snowboarding Events

Nordic Events

Discontinued Sports and Events

Here are just some of the sports or events that were once part of the Winter Olympics. See more on discontinued Winter Olympic Sports.

Olympic BiathlonOlympic Biathlon

Demonstration sports

The following sports have been part of the Winter Olympic program as a demonstration sport at some stage. See more on Demonstration Winter Olympic Sports.

Future Sports

There are always a number of sports or events that are lobbying to be included on the Winter Olympic Games program. Such sports include: team alpine skiing, ski-orienteering, winter triathlon (involving running, mountain biking and cross-country skiing all on snow), telemark skiing and bandy.

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Olympics Extra

The next Olympics will be in Paris 2024, followed by the Winter edition in Milan-Cortina 2026. Check out the list of Olympic Games sports, as well as discontinued and demonstration sports.

Major Events Extra

The largest sporting event in the world is the Olympic Games, but there are many other multi-sport games. In terms of single sport events, nothing beats the FIFA World Cup. To see what's coming up, check out the calendar of major sporting events.

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