Is Soccer An Olympic Sport?
Men’s soccer was first introduced at the Olympics in 1900 in Paris, and women’s wasn’t introduced until 1996. Many people from around the world enjoy watching Olympic soccer, as it can be one of the most fun and entertaining of all the summer Olympic sports. Many soccer players dream of playing for their national team at the Olympics, and it is a great honor to do so.
The tournament is formatted into groups where each team plays a few teams in a round robin, and then they are placed into a single elimination playoff bracket. There are 16 teams total on the men’s side, and 10 on the women’s. Along with being widely known as the most popular sport in the world, Olympic soccer is one of the most watched events across the globe.