Tennis was an original Olympic sport, played from 1896 to 1924. After a six decade absence, it returned as an official Olympic sport in 1988. Since 1988, seven Australian players have won Olympic medals.
Considering this, when were professional tennis players allowed in the Olympics?
Tennis was also played at the Los Angeles 1984 Olympics as a demonstration sport – the first time professional athletes were officially allowed to compete in any Olympic sport. This time fans bought out every seat at the tennis venue.
People also ask, who won the men’s gold medal in tennis?
Who invented tennis?
Popularity of Tennis Around the World
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The only sports that have been dropped from the Olympics since 1936 are baseball and softball, which were both voted out by the IOC Session in Singapore on July 11, 2005, a decision that was reaffirmed on February 9, 2006, and reversed on August 3, 2016.
One of the cornerstone sports of the Olympics has been dropped, as the International Olympic Committee announced on Tuesday that wrestling was being removed in time for the 2020 Games.
Cricket, a British sport, is the second most watched sport in the world, with over 2.5 billion fans. Despite its massive fandom, cricket is not a part of the Olympics. It was in the first modern Games in 1896, but was later withdrawn due to a lack of entrants.
Pierre, baron de Coubertin
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|Event||2012 Busan Open Challenger Tennis|