Virgin Islands Sports

Summer

Since Athens 1896, there have been many changes to the sports on the summer Olympic program. There will be 26 sports contested at London 2012 and 28 at Rio 2016, with the addition of golf and rugby. Canoe/kayak, gymnastics, equestrian and wrestling have multiple disciplines. Learn about the Virgin Islands different sports programs.

ACTIVE VI SPORTS

NON-ACTIVE VI SPORTS

  • Badminton
  • Canoe/Kayak
  • Diving
  • Gymnastics
  • Handball
  • Hockey
  • Modern Pentathlon
  • Rowing
  • Rugby Union
  • Synchro Swimming
  • Table Tennis
  • Water Polo
  • Weightlifting

Winter

The first Winter Olympic Games, Chamonix 1924, had six sports on the program and 16 events. Today the number of winter sports has increased to seven but the number of different events has increased to 86. The Virgin Islands participates in three different events organized under the Winter Sports Federation.

ACTIVE VI SPORTS

NON-ACTIVE VI SPORTS

Winter Sports

  • Bobsleigh
  • Luge
  • Skeleton

  • Alpine Skiing
  • Biathlon
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Curling
  • Figure Skating
  • Freestyle Skiing
  • Ice Hockey
  • Nordic Combined
  • Short Track Skating
  • Ski Jumping
  • Snowboard
  • Speed Skating

Non-Olympic

The Olympic program has dropped different sports throughout the Games history. Golf and rugby were discontinued in past Olympics but will be reinstated to the Olympic program for Rio 2016. Baseball and softball were discontinued as Olympic sports after the 2008 Games. Six non-Olympic sports Federations are members of the Virgin Islands Olympic committee.