Golf Olympics Games
Golf was featured in the Tokyo Olympics Game 2021 official programme in 1900 and 1904. At the IOC session in Copenhagen in October 2009, the IOC decided to reinstate this event for the 2016 Olympics Game. As of the 2016 Olympics, qualification is based primarily upon the Official World Golf Ranking (men) and Women’s World Golf Rankings, with the top 15 of each gender automatically qualifying (with a limit of four per country), and then the highest ranked players from countries that had not yet already qualified two players.
Golf has been on the Olympic programme twice: in 1900 and 1904. At the 1900 Games in Paris, two events were staged: one for men and one for women. Americans Margaret Ives Abbott and Charles Edward Sands were the first Olympic champions in the two events.
Two meetings – staged almost a century apart – have each played significant roles in establishing golf’s Olympic credentials.
It was on May 27, 1899, that the Organising Committee for the 1900 Games included golf in the list of sports to be featured on the programme for the Olympic Games in Paris in 1900.
Fast forward 90 years to October 9, 2009, in Copenhagen. At the 121st IOC session in the beautiful Danish city, golf was finally reinstated to the Summer Olympics, initially for Rio de Janeiro in 2016 and Tokyo in 2020.
The inaugural golf tournament in 1900 was won by Charles Sands of the USA with scores of 82 and 85. The silver medal went to Great Britain’s Walter Rutherford with another British golfer, David Robertson, collecting the bronze.
This was the first Olympic Games that included women and the only time prior to 2016 in which women’s golf was featured. Margaret Abbott from the USA was visiting Paris with her mother and both entered a nine-hole golf event that they believed to be the Ladies’ Championship of Paris.
Olympics Game 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 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