Since then the number of sports has increased to twenty-eight, including: To be considered for inclusion in the Summer Olympics, a sport must be widely played in at least 75 countries on at least four continents.
The list of featured sports often changes, with IOC members regularly voting on whether to include or exclude particular sports.
The only sports to have been included in every Summer Olympics are athletics, cycling, fencing, gymnastics and swimming.
Some sports, like lacrosse and polo, were included just a few times early last century, and others like croquet and cricket were included just once.
Did you know that riding for one hour burns a similar number of calories as a 30-minute jog at a pace of six mph or cycling at nine mph?Riding can reduce anxiety or stress, boost self-confidence and generally increase the feeling of well-being.Plus, building a relationship and trust with a horse or pony is a reward in its own right and can translate into better relationships outside the barn.Since there is a ‘rider’ on the horse, some people found it confusing or inappropriate given that Alexander no longer rides and as such does not expect members of his school or the HR organization to do so.The game is also known as Ulak and called Kozlodran’ye in Russian.