On Thursday (3), at a meeting in Beijing (China), the International Olympic Committee (IOC) approved the program for the Los Angeles 2028 Olympic Games (USA), with 28 mods. The list – which can be changed – stipulates the continuity of skiing, surfing, climbing and sports with “a strong appeal to young people,” according to an official statement issued by the authority. In contrast, boxing, weightlifting, and the modern pentathlon (which includes archery, fencing, swimming, equestrian, and running), were excluded, although they are traditional.
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The entities responsible for the absent modalities have until the next meeting of the International Olympic Committee, in 2023, to comply with the requirements and reverse the situation. In the case of boxing, Aiba membership has been suspended until next year due to financial and arbitration issues. The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) is called into question mainly by repeat cases of doping. The International Union of Modern Pentathlon (UIPM) must cut costs and make sport attractive to young people. The requirement is to get out of chivalry in the Five Disputes.
Another sport in the sights of the IOC, although scheduled for 2028, is football. The memo stated that the committee “will continue to monitor the development of the international games calendar.” One of the plans of the President of the International Football Association (FIFA), Gianni Infantino, to hold the World Cup every two years, making it a competitor to the Olympics, to the chagrin of the International Olympic Committee.
The confirmed sports in Los Angeles so far are: track and field, badminton, basketball, rowing, cycling, rock climbing, fencing, football, gymnastics, golf, handball, equestrian, hockey, judo, wrestling, swimming, and rowing, rugby (in the style of sevens – seven athletes on each side), skiing, windsurfing, taekwondo, tennis, table tennis, archery, archery, triathlon, sailing and volleyball. According to the International Olympic Committee, the Games’ organizing committee may also propose the inclusion of new styles next year.
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