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IOC reviews sporting programme for future Games of the Olympiad

Olympic Games 2008 - IOC reviews sporting programme for future Games of the Olympiad
---(29-8-2002) Following its review yesterday of the Olympic programme for the Olympic Winter Games in Turin in 2006, the IOC Executive Board today discussed the Olympic programme for future Games of the Olympiad, specifically the Games of the XXIX Olympiad in 2008 in Beijing. A total of 18 sports for the programme of the Summer Games have been submitted to the Olympic Programme Commission by their relevant International Federations for inclusion in future Games.

The Executive Board decided NOT TO ADMIT the following sports, which had made a request for inclusion into the Olympic Programme of the Games of the Olympiad:

Roller sports (FIRS)
Polo (FIP)
Surfing (ISA)
Bridge (WBF)
Chess (FIDE)
Air sports (FAI)
Billiards (WCBS)
Boules (CMSB)
Dance sport (IDSF)
Bowling (FIQ)
Racquetball (IRF)
Water ski (IWSF)
Squash (WSF)
Underwater sports (CMAS)

It was decided that the request from the International Wushu Federation (IWUF) will be further studied.

Decisions on inclusion/exclusion of sports will be made during the 114th IOC Session in Mexico in November. Changes regarding disciplines and events will be further discussed during future Executive Board meetings.

The full Olympic Programme Commission's report, explaining the Commission's recommendations and outlining the criteria against which summer sport, disciplines and events have been judged can be found below.

Discover the Olympic Programme Commission's report:

Review of the Olympic Programme and the Recommendations on the Programme of the XXIX Games of the Olympiad, Beijing 2008

Source: Official International Olympic Committee press release

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