Los Angeles has officially proposed five new sports for Olympic Games 2028 within five years. Baseball, softball, soccer, cricket, lacrosse and squash These are the sports proposed to build the Olympic sports program for this edition. The proposal still needs to be reviewed and amended by the IOC Executive Board and will be voted on during the 141st session of the IOC, scheduled to begin in Mumbai, India, from October 15-17.
Among the proposed sports, there were three that were already part of previous editions of the Olympic Games. Cricket appeared at the Olympics in 1900 and was proposed in the T20 format, when the number of overs is limited to 20 (unlike traditional cricket which has no limited number of overs and a match can last several days). Lacrosse, which was part of the 1904 and 1908 games, will be sixes. There are six players on each team and it is faster and more dynamic than traditional field lacrosse and team lacrosse. Baseball and softball were selected by the Tokyo organizing committee in 2020, but were also offered between 1996 and 2008. limited contact) makes its debut, as does squash.
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The IOC’s Olympic Program Committee must issue a recommendation to the IOC Executive Council (EC). If the proposal is accepted, it will be presented at the 141st IOC session in Mumbai. The final event program and the number of athletes’ sessions in additional sports will be finalized in the future.
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