It is an optional sport which may, or may not, be included in each competition's sporting programme.
Cycling was included in the Summer Universiade programme as an optional sport.
Archery is one of the optional sports at the quadrennial Commonwealth Games competition.
Audi produce a specification of optional sports trim packages to their mainstream models, known as the S line.
All ten core sports must be included in the Games programme, while the host nation may choose to include up to seven optional sports.
Some optional sports, like billiards and sailing, have not yet been included in a Games programme.
Cycling competitions have been staged at the Universiade in 1983 and 2011 as optional sport.
It is an optional sport and may or may not be included in the sporting programme of each edition of the Games.
A number of optional sports may be picked by the host nation, which may include some team sports such as basketball.
Wrestling is an optional sport for men only that was 1 of 6 to be feature on the Programme in Hamilton 1930.