IOC:n hyväksyntä tulee tätä rataa ennemmin tai myöhemmin, mutta itse kisoihin pääseminen on sitten toinen juttu. Siihen voi mennä monta olympiadia ja sitten käydään kisaa toisia olympialajeja vastaan. Esim. Taekwondon putoaminen olympialaisista ja sen korvautuminen thainyrkkeilyllä ei ole mitenkään mahdoton juttu.
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Sport Inclusion at the Olympics
In July 2007, the International Olympic Committee adopted more flexible rules to add new Olympic sports. This has given renewed hope to many sports that have been on the waiting list for many years. Such sports include Rugby, Golf, Karate, Squash and Roller Sports. In 2009, Rugby and Golf were selected to make a comeback to the Olympic program for Rio in 2016.
A new system has been introduced, which consists of 25 core sports with three “floating” sports. This new system will start from the Olympics from 2020. However, it is not all good news, as all sports would be up for review after each Olympics. New sports will be included or others dropped by a simple majority vote (compared to currently requiring a 2/3’s majority).
There needs to be exceptional circumstances for a core sport to be dropped from the program, such as a drug scandal, corruption or a massive drop in popularity. There were 28 sports on the program for the Beijing Games, which will drop to 26 for London when Baseball and Softball are dropped from the program.
With the new inclusion system, Baseball and Softball were campaigning to get back on the program for the 2016 Olympics along with the other five sports in the running: Karate, Squash, Roller Sports, Rugby 7s and Golf. Rugby and Golf were ultimately selected (see all Olympic Sports). There are also moves to include Skateboarding at the London Olympics, which could occur if they compete as a cycling discipline and not as a new sport.