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Golf and Rugby Olympic Sports for 2016 and 2020

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#1 lakerstefi



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Posted October 09, 2009 - 05:38 AM

After more than a century on the sidelines, golf will return to the Olympics at the Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro. Rugby, last played in 1924, is coming back as well.

Both were reinstated for the 2016 and 2020 Games after a vote Friday by the International Olympic Committee.

Each sport received majority support in separate votes after leading athletes and officials from both camps gave presentations, including a taped video message from Woods and other top pros. Woods has indicated he would play in the Olympics if golf were accepted for 2016.

Rugby and golf both made their Olympic debuts at the second modern games in Paris in 1900. Golf was played again only at the 1904 St. Louis Games, while 15-a-side rugby featured three more times, making its last appearance in the 1924 Paris Olympics.

Golf and rugby were put forward by the executive board in August under Rogge's guidance, at the expense of five other sports that were cut - baseball, softball, squash, karate and roller sports.


#2 KarlTowns4President



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Posted October 10, 2009 - 03:17 PM


#3 LA Forever

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Posted October 10, 2009 - 03:23 PM

Nice. They drop baseball/softball and add golf and rugby.

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