LA28 Initial sports program to be proposed to the IOC Session
The Executive Board (EC) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Friday discussed the list of sports to be included in the initial sports program for the Olympic Games Los Angeles 2028, as well as the process that will be adopted for the review and finalization. . Olympic disciplines. Twenty-eight sports, including skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing, will be proposed for inclusion in the initial sports program of LA28 at the IOC Session in February 2022. The 28 sports are governed by the International Federations (IFs) following:
World Athletics, World Rowing (FISA), Badminton World Federation (BWF), International, Basketball Federation (FIBA), International Canoe Federation (ICF), Union Cycliste, Internationale (UCI), International Equestrian Federation (FEI), International Fencing Federation ( FIE), Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), Fédération Internationale de Golf (IGF), Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique (FIG), Fédération Internationale de Handball (IHF), Fédération Internationale de Hockey (FIH), Fédération Internationale de Judo (IJF) ), United World Wrestling (UWW), International Swimming Federation (FINA), World Rugby, World Taekwondo (WT), International Tennis Federation (ITF), International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF), International Shooting Sport Federation ( ISSF), World Archery Federation (WA), World Triathlon (TRI), World Sailing (WS), International Volleyball Federation (FIVB), International Surf Association (ISA), World Skate (WSK) , Fédération Internationale d’Escalade Sportive (IFSC). A path for modern boxing, weightlifting and pentathlon to potentially be included in the initial LA28 sports program during the IOC Session in 2023.
A discipline finalization process in each sport to provide early certainty for athletes, National Olympic Committees (NOCs), IFs and the Olympic Games Organizing Committee (OCOG). Building on the success of Tokyo 2020, the most engaged Olympic Games of all time, and with the endorsement of the LA28 Organizing Committee, the EC decided to include skateboarding, sport climbing and rock climbing. surf in the list of 28 sports to be submitted for approval at the next IOC Session.
The proposed inclusion of these youth-focused sports, which made their Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020, is based on their significant contribution to the overall success of these Games, their commitment to innovation and partnership expressed by the committee of organization of LA28, recognizing the deep roots of each of these sports in California. As far as football is concerned, the IOC will continue to monitor the development of the international match calendar.
The IOC EB approved the recommendation of the Olympic Program Commission to consider a new intermediate step in 2023 focused on determining the disciplines for each sport between the approval of the initial sports program in February 2022 and the finalization of the events and the quota of athletes in December 2024., following the Olympic Games in Paris 2024. (ANI)
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