LA28 proposes five additional sports for the Olympic Games in 2028

Five sports have been proposed by LA28 Organizing Committee Inclusion in the Olympic Games in Los Angeles in 2028, pending approval from the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

they are baseball-softball, Cricket, flag football (a limited-contact version of American football), lacrosseAnd Squash,

Following discussion of LA28’s proposal, the IOC’s Olympic Program Commission will issue a recommendation to the IOC Executive Board (EB). If the recommendation is accepted, the IOC EB will present the proposal at the 141st IOC Session (15–17 October) in Mumbai, India.

If approved, the final event program and the number of athlete quotas in additional sports will be finalized in the future.

Of the five proposed sports, three have previously been contested at the Olympic Games: baseball–softball (1992–2008 and 2020), cricket (1900), and lacrosse (1904 and 1908).

Unlike its previous appearance at the Paris 1900 Games, cricket will not be contested as a two-innings competition. Instead, the proposal envisages a limited-overs Twenty20 format for the event.

The proposed format for lacrosse is Lacrosse Sixes. Lacrosse appeared consistently at the Games in the early 20th century, with Canada winning both gold medals awarded in the sport.

Meanwhile, baseball-softball were recently added to the Olympic program for Tokyo 2020 in 2021, where host Japan won both gold medals.

“LA28’s proposed games ignite the imagination on the playground and drive culture forward. They are relevant, innovative and community-based, played in backyards, schoolyards, community centers, stadiums and parks across America and the world,” said Casey Wasserman, LA28 chairperson. “They will bring new athletes to the Games, engage diverse fans and expand the Games’ presence in digital spaces, further enhancing LA28’s mission to deliver a unique experience.”

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