Varsity’s Pocket Guide to Olympic Sports

Tokyo 2021

Rules, history and fun facts

We don’t know about you, but here at Varsity we’re pumped for the Olympics! As your trusty sports bar, we’ll have the Opening Ceremony on at 7.00pm 23 July 2021 and will be airing the scheduled program in all stores, starting with swimming at 6.00pm on the 24 July. 

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Held in both Summer and Winter, the Olympic Games is hosted by a different country every 4 years and see athletes from over 200 countries participate. Dating back to 776 BC in Ancient Greece and revived in the 19th century, the Olympics are now one of the world’s leading sports events. With the Summer Olympics finally starting on 23 July 2021 after a year of postponement, we’ve put together a handy guide to run you through the history, rules and fun facts of 7 popular events. So, let’s dive in!