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Wednesday, 29 June 2005

Sports To Be Eliminated

Taekwondo, baseball, softball and modern pentathlon are facing elimination from the Olympics in 2012; when the International Olympic Committee has a meeting in July in Singapore.

The IOC will hold a ballot to determine which among its 28 sports it may eliminate; to cut down on the size of the Summer Olympics, while increasing global interest for the games.

Any sport with less than 50% support.

In the event that a sport is dropped, there are others waiting to be admitted; golf, karate, roller sports, seven-a-side rugby and squash.

Doesn't that rather defeat the idea of cutting the Olympics down to size?

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