Columbus is a sports city. It's been home to professional teams in several leagues and college programs at all three NCAA divisions. Additionally, Ohio's capital city has hosted hundreds of events spanning dozens of sports. From the big ones like hockey, baseball, soccer, college football, and basketball to Olympic sports to growing sports like pickleball and lacrosse. Here's a short history of several sports with a long history in Columbus.
The Nationwide Children's Hospital Columbus Marathon has been held annually in October since 1980 and the Cap City Half-Marathon is celebrating its 20th anniversary in May 2023.