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Sports that are no longer in the Olympics

Other sports that have come and gone from the Olympic program:

  Baseball: Introduced in 1992, dropped after 2008.

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  Cricket: Played once, in 1900.

  Croquet: Played once, in 1900.

  Golf: Played in 1900 and 1904; will return in 2016.

  Jeu de paume: A forerunner of tennis played in 1908.

  Lacrosse: Played in 1904 and 1908.

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  Motor boating: One appearance, in 1908.

  Pelota Basque: Demonstration sport in 1968 and 1992; was officially on program only in 1900.

  Polo: Appeared in 1900, 1908, 1920, and 1924. Dropped for two Olympics. Returned in 1936.

  Rackets: Precursor to squash played in 1908.

  Rugby: On the program four times between 1900 and 1924. Returns in 2016.

  Softball: Debuted in 1996, dropped after 2008.

  Tug-of-war: On the program from 1900-20.

- ASSOCIATED PRESS

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