The 2016 Rio Olympic Games will feature 28 sports. These sports are spread over 41 disciplines and 306 events. This year’s Olympic Games also features two new sports. Rugby Sevens makes its Olympic debut. The sport is a cut down version of involves seven players per side and lasts only 15 minutes. The other sport to feature this year is golf. The golf won’t be making its debut, however after a gap of 112 years it returns to Olympic Games.
Indians will be competing across 15 different sports at the Olympic Games. In 2012 London Olympic Games India participated in 13 different events. This year apart from previous sports golf and gymnastics will see India’s participation as well. There is not only an increase in sport participation but this year’s Indian contingent is the largest ever, comprising of 120 athletes.