Los Angeles 2028 Olympics: IOC Approves Cricket, 4 More Sports

Cricket was excluded from the mega-sports event in 1990, but the International Olympic Committee (IOC) accepted its inclusion at its meeting in Mumbai. The IOC officially approved the addition of cricket (T20). Along with baseball/softball, flag football, lacrosse (sixes), and squash. As additional sports for the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics during a news conference on October 16. IOC President Thomas Bach said that two IOC members were against it and one did not participate in the vote.

“The IOC Session has indeed approved the proposal from the Organising Committee of the Olympic Games Los Angeles 2028 (@LA28) to add five additional sports to the schedule. “The LA28 schedule will include baseball/softball, cricket (T20), flag football, lacrosse (sixes), and squash.” tweeted IOC Bach has previously stated that applications had been made to host these events as part of the Olympics in 2028.

Nita Ambani, an IOC member and head of the Reliance Foundation, stated on cricket’s inclusion in the 2028 Los Angeles Summer Olympic Games, “For 1.4 billion Indians, cricket is not just a sport, it’s a religion! I’m thus thrilled that this landmark resolution was approved during the 141st IOC Session, which is taking place right here in our nation’s capital Mumbai. Cricket’s presence in the Olympics will increase interest in the Olympic Movement in fresh geographical areas. Additionally, it helps to increase cricket’s expanding global appeal.

“Absolutely delighted that baseball-softball, cricket, flag football, lacrosse, and squash will feature in Los Angeles 2028 Olympics.” Stated Prime Minister Narendra Modi in appreciation of the IOC’s historic decision. To add cricket and four other new sports to the Olympic program. The good news for athletes is this. We really appreciate the addition of cricket because we are a cricket-loving nation and it reflects the growing worldwide appeal of this fantastic sport.

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PM Modi opens the IOC Session

On October 14, the International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s 141st Session was opened in Mumbai by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who also committed India to hosting the 2036 Olympics. “Indians are really enthusiastic about hosting the Olympics. India will make every effort to host the 2036 Olympics, according to PM Modi. In his speech to the delegation attending the IOC Session. “This is the aspiration of 140 billion Indians. With your help, we aim to make this idea a reality. The Youth Olympics in 2029 are welcome here. I’m confident that the IOC would continue to help India, said PM Modi.

IOC President Thomas Bach praised India as a particularly inspiring location for hosting the IOC session. In his comments at the opening ceremony. He also claimed that India is a country that successfully combines a dynamic present with a deep faith in the future.

Los Angeles 2028 Olympics: IOC Approves Cricket, 4 More Sports

Regarding LA28

The 2028 Olympic Games will be held in Los Angeles for the third time. The first two were in 1984 and 1932. The opening ceremony for the LA28 Olympic Games is scheduled for July 14, 2028. The competition will go on until July 30, 2028. Over 3,000 hours of live sports will be broadcast throughout the LA28 Games. Spread across 800 events in 33 different sports. The Games are anticipated to have 15,000 athletes.

 

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