Gymnastics events have been contested at every Summer Olympic Games since the birth of the modern Olympic movement at the 1896 Olympics Game in Athens. For 32 years, only men were allowed to compete. Beginning at the 1928 Olympics Game in Amsterdam, women were allowed to compete in artistic gymnastics events as well. Rhythmic gymnastics events were introduced at the 1984 Olympics Game in Los Angeles, and trampoline events were added at the 2000 Olympics Game in Sydney.
Gymnastics is a sport that includes physical exercises requiring balance, strength, flexibility, agility, coordination, and endurance. The movements involved in gymnastics contribute to the development of the arms, legs, shoulders, back, chest, and abdominal muscle groups. Gymnastics evolved from exercises used by the ancient Greeks that included skills for mounting and dismounting a horse, and from circus performance skills.
The most common form of competitive gymnastics is artistic gymnastics, which consists of, for women (WAG), the events floor, vault, uneven bars, and beam; and for men (MAG), the events floor, vault, rings, pommel horse, parallel bars, and horizontal bar. The governing body for gymnastics throughout the world is the Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique (FIG). Eight sports are governed by the FIG, which include Gymnastics for All, Men’s and Women’s Artistic Gymnastics, Rhythmic Gymnastics, Trampoline (including Double Mini-trampoline), Tumbling, acrobatic, aerobic and Parkour. Disciplines not currently recognized by FIG include wheel gymnastics, aesthetic group gymnastics, men’s rhythmic gymnastics, TeamGym, and mallakhamba.
Participants in gymnastics-related sports can include young children, recreational-level athletes, and competitive athletes at varying levels of skill, including world-class athletes.
Olympics Game 2021 Participating Nations List:
Below is a list of all the countries that the International Olympic Committee currently recognizes as National Olympic Committees.
Five countries have been represented at all Olympics Game 2021 – Greece, Great Britain, France, Switzerland, and Australia, though not always as part of official teams. Even though they boycotted the 1956 Olympics, Switzerland is on this list – they had competed in the equestrian events several months earlier in Stockholm. France did not send a team to the 1904 Games, but alone, Frenchman did compete for the USA and a mixed team. Also, in 1896 Great Britain competed as part of the ‘United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland,’ while Australia participated in 1908 and 1912 as part of a combined Australasia team with New Zealand. Therefore, only Greece has participated under its own flag in all modern summer Olympic Games out of these five nations.
As per the information that we have, the following nations are participating. There might be certain changes in the coming future.
|Antigua and Barbuda||Argentina||Armenia||Australia||Austria|
|Zambia||Bhutan||Bosnia and Herzegovina||Botswana||Brazil|
|British Virgin Islands||Bulgaria||Burkina Faso||Burundi||Cameroon|
|Colombia||Cook Islands||Costa Rica||Croatia||Cuba|
|Cyprus||Czech Republic||Democratic Republic of the Congo||Denmark||Djibouti|
|Dominica||Dominican Republic||Ecuador||Egypt||El Salvador|
|New Zealand||Nicaragua||Niger||Nigeria||North Macedonia|
|Norway||Pakistan||Panama||Papua New Guinea||Paraguay|
|Qatar||Romania||Rwanda||Saint Kitts and Nevis||Samoa|
|San Marino||São Tomé and Príncipe||Saudi Arabia||Senegal||Serbia|
|South Korea||Spain||Sri Lanka||Suriname||Sweden|
|Thailand||Togo||Tonga||Trinidad and Tobago||Tunisia|
The Venue for the present chapter for the summer Olympics archery is Yumenoshima Park, Tokyo, Japan.
Olympics Game 2021 Venue List Of Events:
Heritage Zone Venues:
Equestrian Park – Equestrian
Kokugikan Arena – Boxing
Musashino Forest Sport Plaza – Modern Pentathlon, Badminton
Nippon Budokan – Judo, Karate
New National Stadium – Opening and Closing Ceremonies, Athletics, Football Final
Tokyo International Forum – Weightlifting
Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium – Table Tennis
Tokyo Stadium – Football, Modern Pentathlon, Rugby
Yoyogi National Stadium – Handball
Tokyo Bay Zone Venues:
Aomi Urban Sports Venue – Basketball 3×3, Skateboarding, Sport Climbing
Ariake Arena – Volleyball
Ariake Tennis Park – Tennis
Ariake Urban Sports Park – BMX Freestyle
Canoe Slalom Course – Canoe/Kayak Slalom
Dream Island Archery Field – Archery
Makuhari Messe Hall A – Taekwondo, Wrestling
Makuhari Messe Hall B – Fencing
Odaiba Marine Park – Triathlon, Marathon Swimming
Aquatics Centre – Swimming, Diving, Synchronized Swimming
BMX Course – BMX Cycling
Gymnastic Centre – Gymnastics
Sea Forest Cross-Country Course – Equestrian Eventing
Sea Forest Waterway – Rowing, Canoe/Kayak Sprint
Seaside Park Hockey Stadium – Hockey
Shiokaze Park – Beach Volleyball
Tatsumi International Swimming Centre – Water Polo
Asaka Shooting Range – Shooting
Enoshima Yacht Harbour – Sailing
Fukushima Azuma Baseball Stadium – Baseball, Softball
Ibaraki Kashima Stadium – Football
International Stadium Yokohama – Football
Izu Mountain Bike Course – Mountain Cycling
Izu Velodrome – Track Cycling
Kasumigaseki Country Club – Golf
Miyagi Stadium – Football
Saitama Stadium – Football
Saitama Super Arena – Basketball
Sapporo Dome – Football
Tsurigasaki Beach Surfing Venue – Surfing
Yokohama Stadium – Baseball, Softball
Source Information: Wikipedia