This graphic looked at the history of sports and events at the modern Olympics. Each line represents a specific event and how long it has ran in the Games. 

There are only 13 events that have appeared in every games since Athens 1896, 12 of which were in athletics.

There were a number of interesting events in the Games' earlier years such as tug of war and equestrian long jump and high jump.

The broadsheet page was published during the build up to London 2012.


By Simon Scarr
South China Morning Post