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IOC approves cricket and four more sports for Los Angeles 2028 Olympics

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The Worldwide Olympic Committee (IOC) Govt Board has authorized the inclusion of 5 further sports activities which have been proposed by the Los Angeles 2028 Olympics organising physique. Cricket, baseball/softball, flag soccer, lacrosse and squash all obtained backing by the board in Mumbai.

Fashionable pentathlon, that includes impediment racing, and weightlifting have additionally been restored again into the Olympic programme. Boxing, nonetheless, is again on maintain.

Cricket will probably be performed in each males’s and girls’s groups occasions in a T20 format.

Within the press convention, Bach mentioned, “It’s a great opportunity to engage with a new athlete and fan community. Not only (in) particular in India but across the world. We see growing popularity of cricket in particular of the T20 format. The World Cup has been a huge success already. We welcome the best cricketers to perform in US in LA 28 where they were earlier this year. We had a very successful cricket tournament earlier this year in Dallas (Major League Cricket). There is a strong Indian community in US. It’s a very attractive for LA and for the Olympic movement,” he mentioned.

“We will work with International Cricket Council (ICC) as we do in all sports. We will work with federations. We look to receive their ideas on how to use this inclusion to make cricket even popular across the globe,” he added.

Lacrosse, in the meantime, a well-liked sport among the many youth within the USA, will use the sixes self-discipline.

On boxing, IOC president Thomas Bach mentioned the board wished it to be included in 2028 and would rule out a job pressure managing the game for a 3rd consecutive Olympics. He insisted the problem of misgovernance could be resolved because it progresses.

On fashionable pentathlon, Bach mentioned it might have been eliminated had impediment not changed driving.

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Though, to accommodate all these sports activities, the Video games will exceed the ten,500 athlete restrict, acknowledged IOC sports activities director Package McConnell.

The selections of the IOC Govt Board will now be voted on on the second day of the IOC Session in Mumbai (16 October).



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