No news on coastal rowing as olympic sports. A decision on the sports programme for the Los Angeles 2028 Olympics had been expected to be announced last month but was postponed due to “ongoing discussions” between the IOC and Organising Committee as our sources say. The sudden postponement on the decision from the IOC suggests disagreements with the Organising Committee. This is what we know since last week:
Breaking (Break Dancing) will make its Olympic debut at Paris 2024 but has been snubbed for inclusion in LA so will miss out in California four years later. The sport was one of nine in the frame to be proposed for the LA programme with baseball/softball, cricket, flag football, lacrosse and squash getting the nod instead. As well as breaking, karate, motorsport and kickboxing have been overlooked for selection.
No news on coastal rowing: Los Angeles has proposed five new sports for the programme for the 2028 Olympic Games – baseball and softball, flag football, cricket, lacrosse and squash. This is now set to be reviewed and ratified by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board and be voted on during the 141st IOC Session, set to begin in Mumbai in India on Sunday (October 15)….. The five proposed sports would come in addition to the 28 on the LA 2028 initial sports programme announced by the IOC in February 2022 – aquatics, archery, athletics, badminton, basketball, canoeing, cycling, equestrian, fencing, football, golf, gymnastics, handball, hockey, judo, rowing, rugby sevens, sailing, shooting, skateboarding, sport climbing, surfing, table tennis, taekwondo, tennis, triathlon, volleyball and wrestling. If coastal rowing will replace lightweight rowing is not decided yet. Next important Date: IOC Session in Mumbai, scheduled from October 15 to 17.