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The IOC session approved LA28’s proposal to include five more sports

The IOC session approved LA28’s proposal to include five more sports

There are five sports proposed by the organizing committee Los Angeles 2028 As a Games-only package it was reviewed and supported by the Olympic Program Committee (OPC) and the IOC Executive Board (EB).

for every baseball H Softball, cricket H Lacrosse It will be a return to the Olympics, for now Football flag H pumpkin They will make their Olympic debut in Los Angeles.

  • Baseball and softball have been part of the program of several editions of the Olympic Games, most recently at Tokyo 2020
  • Cricket was included in the program of the Olympic Games in Paris in 1900
  • Lacrosse was included in the schedule for the 1904 St. Louis and 1908 London tournaments
  • Football and squash will make their Olympic debut at LA28

“The selection of these five new sports is in keeping with the local sports culture and will showcase the most popular American sports in the world, while bringing international sports to the United States,” he said. “These sports will make the LA28 Olympic Games unique.” The President of the International Olympic Committee announced Thomas Bach. “Their inclusion will allow the Olympic Movement to engage new communities of athletes and fans in the United States and around the world.”

“I have always believed that we have an amazing opportunity in Los Angeles to create the most attractive Games, not just for us, but for the world. Our Olympic sports program, in its entirety, reflects this belief,” the LA28 president said. Casey Wasserman. “We are excited to begin pioneering collaborations with major professional leagues that will open tremendous opportunities to amplify the story of the Olympic and Paralympic Games and attract new audiences.”

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This selection of athletes is the result of an in-depth process and analysis, based on evaluation criteria established before the start of the track, including gender equality. Consideration was given to leveraging existing facilities and engaging a wide range of sporting communities in both the United States and globally, including some of the most popular sports in the United States and around the world.