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Thursday, 23 September 2004

No Limits

It seems that there are no limits as to what the International Olympic Committee (IOC) are prepared to consider as a sport for inclusion in the Games.

It is reported that golf, rugby, squash, karate and roller sports are all being considered for inclusion in the 2012 Olympics.

The IOC has notified the governing bodies of these 5 sports that they will be "studied further", for possible inclusion.

This is part of a review of the 28 sports used in the Athens Olympics. Changes made will not become effective until the 2012 Games.

However, any new "sport" included in the 2012 Games will be at the expense of another already in the Games; which will be dropped to make way for the new one.

The IOC has sent out a questionnaire to all 28 of the Olympic sports federations, plus the 5 "wanabees".

Those fans of bowling, ball room dancing!, chess and bridge will be disappointed to know that they are not on the list for possible inclusion.

Basket weaving anyone?

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