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Introducing
Olympic Sports

Problem

In August \(2024\), Paris, France
will host the Summer Olympic Games. At these Olympics, breaking (also
known as breakdancing) will be included for the first time. Over the
years, the sports at the Summer Olympics have changed. The following
table shows new sports at the Summer Olympics in the past \(40\) years, along with the year in which
they were first introduced.

Sport

Year

Artistic Swimming

\(1984\)

Badminton

\(1992\)

Baseball

\(1992\)

Beach Volleyball

\(1996\)

BMX Freestyle

\(2020\)

BMX Racing

\(2008\)

Breaking

\(2024\)

Karate

\(2020\)

Marathon Swimming

\(2008\)

Mountain Biking

\(1996\)

Rhythmic Gymnastics

\(1984\)

Rugby Sevens

\(2016\)

Skateboarding

\(2020\)

Softball

\(1996\)

Sport Climbing

\(2020\)

Surfing

\(2020\)

Table Tennis

\(1988\)

Taekwondo

\(2000\)

Trampoline

\(2000\)

Triathlon

\(2000\)

\(3 \times
3\) Basketball

\(2020\)

Organize and represent this data in a graph to show how many new
sports were introduced each year.

Create an infographic about new sports at the Summer Olympics
using information from the table and/or your graph.

Solution

A bar graph can be used to show how many new sports were
introduced each year. This is shown below.

An example of an infographic is shown.

New sports are introduced at most Summer Olympics.

In Total: In the past 40 years, there have been 21 new sports
introduced at Summer Olympics.

Olympics with the Most New Sports: 6 at Tokyo 2020, 3 at Atlanta
1996, 3 at Sydney 2000.

Paris: At the Paris 2024 Summer Olympics, breaking will be
introduced.