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De_Gambassi

Summer Olympic Games 2024 Sports Programme

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Soooo, for real ?, all right, let's start this thread.

 

. Additional sports:

 

As we all know, hosting cities are now free to add a certain number of extra sports and events to the olympic program. Only the 37 IOC recognised federations can apply for inclusion. For Tokyo, 26 of them applied, 7 were then short-listed, and finally, 5 were chosen (skateboarding, surfing, sport climbing, baseball/softball & karaté).

 

As of today, the parisian commite has tried its best not to close the door to anyone (from E-sport to Pétanque). We are yet to know what will be the exact schedule of the bidding process, but apparently, the additional sports will be known by 2019.

 

. New events:

 

Not directly linked to the host, we can also expect the olympic program to move further into a more "youth and urban" direction. Gender equality is also likely to be pushed even futher.

 

 

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My two cents regarding the most possible additional sports (probability to be chosen between brackets):

 

- Sport Climbing (9/10): fresh, cheap enough to stage, decent medal chances, domestic following (Bercy Arena packed for recent world championship), growing,

 

- Karate (8/10): Cheap to stage, uber high medals chances, doesn't appear like too french or too european, continuation from Tokyo 2020

 

- Squash (7/10): Cheap to stage and possibly set in any iconic Paris landscape, good enough medal chances, french president of the world federation (can't hurt),. Should be considered as a lock too, but it's squash and the Olympics, so you never know.

 

- Surfing (7/10): Decent following in the South (South) West, historical legitimy, succesfull previous events (world cup stages, recent 2017 Biarritz WC), bring some needed sexyness to the Games. Would be guaranted to be hold in 3 consecutives games (2020-2028)

 

- Boules sport (4/10): Biggest non olympic federation (300K members), almost guaranted medals, cheap to stage, national pastime. Could be seen as a frontrunner, but it suffers from a huge image problem (ie. it is not seen as a proper sport by most)

 

Outsiders: Skateboarding, Esport, Baseball, Speed Roller, Wakeboarding, Pelota basque (I wish...).

 

If one can't exclude anyone from the race at this point (who would have thought of skateboarding for Tokyo ?), these sports are by far the most likely to be chosen.

 

If anyone can read french, I've put my thoughts in a bit more articulated way (here and here)

 

 

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Skateboard can't leave the olympic program, will be, probably, 6 or 7 medal chances for us. :lol::lol: Now, frankly, I do not understand how a sport in which at least 70% (may be more) of the medals go to only two countries (USA e Brazil) was accepted in the Olympics. :mumble:

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il y a 11 minutes, hoversaBR a déclaré:

Now, frankly, I do not understand how a sport in which at least 70% (may be more) of the medals go to only two countries (USA e Brazil) was accepted in the Olympics. :mumble:

 

"Youth and urban"

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Where can I sign for Basque Pelota? I'm basque so I would live for it cause it's our national sport, but honestly, don't think it has realistic chances. They didn't even try for Tokyo 2020.

 

Also I hope they staged surf in Biarritz, I live really close and would be awesome to have the chance to see an olympic competition.

 

 

 

Apart from Surf and the utopia of Basque Pelota, I'm rooting for Sport Climbing (I'm so hyped about this event in Tokyo, would love for it to have continuity in the games), and Roller Sports (I' a simple dude, I love races where one comes first and other came last, and they can also add Skateboarding there) and even Boules Sports (They are staged at Mediterranean and Commonwealth games, and they offer something new).

 I would love Ballroom DanceSport to be added, but sadly it has no chance (Damn it, IOC, this is a sport were mixed events have logic! lol)

 

Personally I don't like Squash and I don't want another contact sport like Karate, but they are big and make sense in the games. Also I hope they don't add another team sport.

If Weightlifting gets out, they had a lot of quotas and events to be designated. So it could be fun.

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il y a 10 minutes, Jur a déclaré:

Where can I sign for Basque Pelota? I'm basque so I would live for it cause it's our national sport, but honestly, don't think it has realistic chances. They didn't even try for Tokyo 2020.

 

They did try... with Madrid 2020

 

 

Once Tokyo was chosen. It was quicly forgotten (there was a fronton 2020 world championship near Bordeaux in 2013 and then a whole bag of nothing).

 

This time, it's like they don't even care.

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Here's one for @hckosice :

 

https://www.canoeicf.com/news/estanguet-urges-canoe-slalom-be-bold-guarantee-future-growth

 

Citation

 

“We have to continue to participate because this is a great category. It won’t be in the Olympics in Tokyo 2020, but maybe in 2024, for the next edition, it could come back.

“So I encourage all the C2 guys and the teams to continue to promote this category.”

 

 

Please, don't be too excited :d

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On 9/27/2017 at 03:05, hckosice said:

 

Oh dear, that would be just awesome :)

https://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1051981/exclusive-almost-impossible-for-some-axed-events-to-return-to-olympics-issf-president-says

They’re looking at the 50m prone and other events to possibly come back too. Just need women to start doing them...

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I agree with @De_Gambassi‘s predictions. I’m not too sure about surfing since it’d have to be held awhile outside of Paris (or, god forbid, indoors) and it’s not quite as popular in France as Karate or Sport Climbing, so maybe I’d say 5/10. 

Boules, well, it’s hard to think of a sport that’s LESS youthful! But yeah I think it has a shot. It’s still popular and appears to have a strong campaign behind it.

For Basque Pelota it would need to be played in 70 countries to become Olympic but its only played in about 30 :( 

 

Now for some other sports:

Cricket (6/10)- Is the third most watched sport in the world behind football and baseball. Has a huge global presence, not just a Commonwealth game anymore. Would give the Games a huge new audience from eg. the Indian subcontinent. Also there is a historical link (France would be the defending silver medalists from 1900 :p). Pretty attractive to watch and can be staged on most existing sports fields.

BUT there is some opposition in the ICC so uncertain if they will bid. Cricket seems to evade Games (only at Commonwealths once and Asian Games twice before). Plus it would be odd organizing the UK/Ireland/West Indies teams. And there probably wouldn’t be much popularity among French spectators.

Billiards (3/10)- France has a traditional version, Carom, which could be held alongside less known events such as Snooker. Snooker has a huge global audience as well. Nothing preventing the best players from showing up. Is unique, both a precision and strategy sport, which the Summer Games does not have. Easy to host, too.

BUT has many of the problems boules has. Slightly better image but still considered more of a game than a sport. Plus lacks the base in France that boules has (though has a much wider world one). Snooker non existent there. Simply doesn’t have much up on boules at the moment.

Wushu (2/10)- Only major traditional martial art to not be in Olympics so far. Has 144 federations, is cheap to host and fun to watch. Has applied for Games multiple times, said they’re ‘feeling optimistic’ about this year.

BUT no tradition in France or indeed out of Asia. Karate would be much, much more successful on every front.

 

I think those were all the seriously competing sports.

Theyre also thinking of bringing back C2 in canoeing. They held a ‘mixed C2 event’ in Prague recently... don’t like that at all. If they can just develop it among women we can have two C2 events, maybe in time for 2024.

Shooting 50m prone is most likely to return (some women shoot it). Double trap nearly impossible. 50m pistol is love to see back most- but no female equivalent. Maybe if women started shooting rapid fire pistol, they could get that event and men could get 50m.

There will probably be women’s Greco Roman wrestling too. Last summer discipline to not include women. They said they’re working on it for 2024. Hope it’s rewsonably competitive though. The problem with all these new events is that non competitive ones are wastes of quotas. At least in the Summer Games.

Also mixed synchronized swimming would be interesting. I think they’ll do it for sure. Not in Tokyo but that’s probably because it’s too new. It’s already at the FINA World Champs.

 

Edited by ahjfcshfghb

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Also my Top 20 Picks for LA 2028:

(Most likely to get there. I’ll update it every year if I don’t forget :p)

1) Baseball/Softball (obviously interest will be huge)

2) Surfing (established and huge part of LA culture)

3) Skateboarding/Roller Sports (same as Surfing)

4) Lacrosse (fastest growing sport in US, popular among youth, growing globally, Olympic history)

5) Mixed Martial Arts (most popular spectator martial art in US, amateur competition growing)

6) American Football (over 100 federations, most popular US sport)

7) Sports Climbing (established, not as popular in the US though as other sports)

8) Bowling (very popular activity, accessible to anyone, used to be huge spectator sport but viewership is down)

9) Karate (established, may face competition with MMA, but still very popular)

10) Powerlifting (to replace Weightlifting if doping problems don’t go away, which isn’t unlikely)

11) Jai Alai (US name for Basque Pelota, played often, large Mexican population in LA as well, federation needs to grow though)

12) Wakeboarding (also popular in LA but will likely have to compete with Surfing)

13) Pool/Snooker (sport huge, not necessarily among youth though)

14) Wushu (not specifically US or youth, but may be added for a change if MMA doesn’t work)

15) Netball (US is growing in this sport, huge lobby in Commonwealth countries, women-only)

16) Floorball (global youthful sport but not much in US)

17) Bodybuilding (at Pan Am Games, though many consider it not a real spectator sport)

18) Racquetball (at Pan Ams, but too many racket sports already)

19) Dance sports (at YOG, somewhat unique)

20) Polo (it’s a fun, special sport, could find appeal in time)

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4 hours ago, ahjfcshfghb said:

Also my Top 20 Picks for LA 2028:

(Most likely to get there. I’ll update it every year if I don’t forget :p)

1) Baseball/Softball (obviously interest will be huge)

2) Surfing (established and huge part of LA culture)

3) Skateboarding/Roller Sports (same as Surfing)

4) Lacrosse (fastest growing sport in US, popular among youth, growing globally, Olympic history)

5) Mixed Martial Arts (most popular spectator martial art in US, amateur competition growing)

6) American Football (over 100 federations, most popular US sport)

7) Sports Climbing (established, not as popular in the US though as other sports)

8) Bowling (very popular activity, accessible to anyone, used to be huge spectator sport but viewership is down)

9) Karate (established, may face competition with MMA, but still very popular)

10) Powerlifting (to replace Weightlifting if doping problems don’t go away, which isn’t unlikely)

11) Jai Alai (US name for Basque Pelota, played often, large Mexican population in LA as well, federation needs to grow though)

12) Wakeboarding (also popular in LA but will likely have to compete with Surfing)

13) Pool/Snooker (sport huge, not necessarily among youth though)

14) Wushu (not specifically US or youth, but may be added for a change if MMA doesn’t work)

15) Netball (US is growing in this sport, huge lobby in Commonwealth countries, women-only)

16) Floorball (global youthful sport but not much in US)

17) Bodybuilding (at Pan Am Games, though many consider it not a real spectator sport)

18) Racquetball (at Pan Ams, but too many racket sports already)

19) Dance sports (at YOG, somewhat unique)

20) Polo (it’s a fun, special sport, could find appeal in time)

My views

5,10,17 Problems with drug taking ruin their chances

4,6 Not competitive at the top level

15 A sport where only one sex competes is not going to be added any more

20 Too expensive

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