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  1. 1. Which sports would you add?

  2. 2. Which sports do you think will the IOC add?



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I would absolutely love it if the IOC had the cojones to tell FIFA that they want futsal/beach football instead of football. I think it would be amazing, futsal/beach football is fun to watch, require

i guess my math's a little off, guys, because if cricket's been over for 50 years and india's only 40 years behind, they're still at a place where cricket has been over for 10 years. whatever. the po

I just think that there are so many pro's and con's to every sport. And like I said before, I would rather the IOC push the limit to 320 and tweak the various sports to create a better overall program

Korean have Tae Kwon Do, Japanese have Judo, Why Chinese couldn't have Wushu ? and Wushu also the mother of all asian combat sport :) so vote for wushu, I also like to have Karate, and the comback of Baseball and Softball... :) , for Beach soccer and Futsal mabe could be categorize under Football, same as Gymnastic with Artistic and Rhytmic :

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Not gonna happen, both of those are disciplines and won't be replaced by sports and both of those don't require special/unique venues, are popular with ticket buyers and are cost-effective to run.

True but for example, instead of holding gymnastics in that venue why not hold squash?

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A return of Baseball to the Olympics isn't likely to happen. It's not like Olympic Basketball or Olympic Hockey where the best players in the world compete. All you will see is what happened the last time baseball was in the Olympics: Minor Leaguers from the United States and Canada, second tier players from the Latin American countries who are playing in the domestic leagues, American Minor Leagues or in Asia and Japan without names like Ichiro or (if he signs) Yu Darvish.

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A return of Baseball to the Olympics isn't likely to happen. It's not like Olympic Basketball or Olympic Hockey where the best players in the world compete. All you will see is what happened the last time baseball was in the Olympics: Minor Leaguers from the United States and Canada, second tier players from the Latin American countries who are playing in the domestic leagues, American Minor Leagues or in Asia and Japan without names like Ichiro or (if he signs) Yu Darvish.

If MLB agreed to stop the season for 5-8 days it could work. Split the 10 teams into groups of 4 and a 5 day tournament is possible.

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I would absolutely love it if the IOC had the cojones to tell FIFA that they want futsal/beach football instead of football. I think it would be amazing, futsal/beach football is fun to watch, requires less venues, is lower cost and would be so much more worthwhile. It would be the pinnicle of the sport (like rugby 7's).

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I would absolutely love it if the IOC had the cojones to tell FIFA that they want futsal/beach football instead of football. I think it would be amazing, futsal/beach football is fun to watch, requires less venues, is lower cost and would be so much more worthwhile. It would be the pinnicle of the sport (like rugby 7's).

Perfectly said. However considering football brings in stadiums full of people would the IOC want to risk all that revenue?

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No, i was in Guadalajara and everyone was asking "i dont care which sport i just want soccer and other ones" so.... Maybe beach volleyball and futsal are better cuz i agree too... But soccer gives more money...

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Only beach soccer has enough competitive countries.

futsal is bigger worldwide

beach soccer is boring as **** to watch, tho. not sure why people like it. and I play it almost every tuesdays here in Salvador...

he was joking about capoeira, I think.

BJJ could've been in the talks if Rio had added it to the PanAmerican edition. They missed that opportunity...

but it wont happen, IOC doesn't want no more martial sports.

Not even with the immense lobbying from China they added Wushu...

I would absolutely love it if the IOC had the cojones to tell FIFA that they want futsal/beach football instead of football. I think it would be amazing, futsal/beach football is fun to watch, requires less venues, is lower cost and would be so much more worthwhile. It would be the pinnicle of the sport (like rugby 7's).

I agree. football in the olympics is simply unwatchable Especially woman football, that's just disgusting. Just end that ****.

OTOH, woman futsal is GREAT, seriously. You'd be surprised.

Beach Football could share the arena with Beach Volley... Like first week = volley, second week = football. So that would not be a problem.

Also, futsal could share venues with other indoor sports...

Out of curiosity: Where you from?

Hell will freeze over before baseball returns to the Olympics.

I hope you're right. Very expensive for 99% of the countries to build a venue just for baseball and it wont be ever used anymore.

and nobody cares about it worldwide.

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I hope you're right. Very expensive for 99% of the countries to build a venue just for baseball and it wont be ever used anymore.

and nobody cares about it worldwide.

Not true at all. It's very popular in certain pockets of the world (Asia and Latin America, mostly), but it lacks any notoriety in the throes of the IOC in Europe. The problem of course is getting the best players in the world to participate and that is certainly not happening in the foreseeable future.

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Cricket will appear at the Olympics predicts ICC chief

March 8 - Haroon Lorgat, chief executive of the International Cricket Council (ICC), has admitted that it will be easier for cricket to appear at the Commonwealth Games rather than the Olympics, but said he is confident it will eventually appear on the programme at both global sporting competitions.

Cricket decided against launching a bid to be on the 2020 Olympic sports programme, but it may well do so in the future as it has been recognised officially by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as an Olympic Movement sport since 2007.

However, there is far more likelihood of the sport appearing at the Commonwealth Games in the near future after the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) revealed, at their General Assembly in St Kitts last November, that bringing Twenty20 cricket onto their sports programme is their priority.

The move is largely spearheaded by the new CGF President Prince Tunku Imran of Malaysia, who served as an Executive Board Member of the ICC from 1997 to 1999 and again from 2001 to 2008.

"We are keen to get involved in the Olympics and Commonwealth Games because it would provide a very powerful participation opportunity for countries around the world to get involved in cricket," Lorgat told insidethegames here at the Global Sports Forum Barcelona.

"But it is not quite as simple as that so we are currently proposing a proper evaluation where we will analyse the benefits as well as the likely disadvantages.

"Only then can we make a firm decision on this and we hope to do something in the near future.

"We are fortunate that the new President of the CGF is Tunku Imran, who is someone we know well from his time serving on the Board of the ICC.

"He fully understands the development programme within cricket and he understands the complexity of participating in multi-sport events as well as the impact that has on the calendar.

"So he knows all the nuances of our participation and he is prepared to be slightly more flexible than the IOC will be to accommodate cricket at this stage.

"Equally, we would love to have that flexibility because we want to participate.

"So if we can sort that, then I think the Commonwealth Games is a good entry point for us and one that would lead to Olympic participation.

"I also think that a move would be a major opportunity for women's cricket.

"Their game is developing well but they, more than the men, need more major events to raise the profile of the sport and increase participation opportunities, especially in developing countries.

"Participation has hugely expanded with the emergence of Twenty20 cricket but being involved in events like the Olympics and Commonwealth Games would help that enormously."

Lorgat also said that if cricket joins the Commonwealth Games and Olympic programme, the world top cricketers, like India captain MS Dhoni, would be expected to compete.

"If we do get involved, the aim is that everybody has to go and participate with their best teams," he said.

"That is what we would want."

Lorgat also admitted that Twenty20 cricket is the only version of the sport that could realistically feature at either the Commonwealth Games or the Olympics.

"We are fortunate to have three formats of the game that are successful and can co-exist and be viable in the future," he said.

"But I think we all know that Twenty20 cricket would be most suitable for a multi-sport event."

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the reason nobody cares about cricket is because, as everyone knows, the game has been totally over for 50 years.

since the last place it's played is in india, and since india is 40 years behind the rest of civilization, that gives cricket a remaining shelf life of, oh, 10 more years.

the real reason it won't appear in the 2020 program? there won't be anyone left to play it.

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i guess my math's a little off, guys, because if cricket's been over for 50 years and india's only 40 years behind, they're still at a place where cricket has been over for 10 years.

whatever. the point i was belaboring is that cricket is so goddamn boring.

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whatever. the point i was belaboring is that cricket is so goddamn boring.

No argument with that at all! But I was expecting intoronto to chime in with how the whole world is entranced by basebore ... I mean baseball.

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No argument with that at all! But I was expecting intoronto to chime in with how the whole world is entranced by basebore ... I mean baseball.

Nope! Baseball looks to be the favourite to join the program especially if Tokyo is set to win 2020.

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We'll see. Personally, I'll be surprised if there's ANY changes to the 2020 program.

Seriously, I really don't think there's a hope in hell of cricket EVER making it to the Olympics. That said, as far as the Commonwealth's go, it's ridiculous they're NOT there already, or rather, only been hosted at the CWGs once.

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We'll see. Personally, I'll be surprised if there's ANY changes to the 2020 program.

Seriously, I really don't think there's a hope in hell of cricket EVER making it to the Olympics. That said, as far as the Commonwealth's go, it's ridiculous they're NOT there already, or rather, only been hosted at the CWGs once.

I doubt there is changes, maybe modern pentathlon or taekwondo get the ax but if the latter does Karate surely would replace it.

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The IOC was never close to dropping it. When the full vote happened in 2005 baseball was dropped out right, softball was a tie and therefore dropped. The only other sport close was modern pentathlon. Another sport that is on the outs right now are table tennis and shooting. Table tennis because of the dominance of China and shooting because its place is questionable given modern sensibilities.

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