Golf and rugby sevens players may be able to compete for gold in the 2016 Olympic games. The International Olympic Committee’s executive board recommended on Thursday in Berlin that golf and rugby sevens be added to the Olympics. They came ahead of other sports like baseball, softball and Karate.
“Both sports are universal, offer absolute gender equity and have strong youth appeal.” Australian Olympic Committee president John Coates said today.
In another addition, women boxers will be able to compete in three different weight categories in the 2012 Olympics.
DO you think including more sports undermines the value of the Olympics or does it increase its popularity and ticket sales?
In this article Mike Celizicargues that Every sport needs the Olympics. He predicts that golf will do well as it will send big names like Tiger Woods ,who is said to be very enthusiastic about the Olympics, to the course. He also says that rugby sevens will sell more tickets because it is as he puts
“…a bloody and delightfully violent collision sport played by people who refuse to wear helmets or even as much padding as soccer players wear.”