Skip to comments.Golf, rugby accepted as Olympic sports
Posted on 10/09/2009 6:29:37 AM PDT by Zakeet
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.
"There are millions of young golfers worldwide who would be proud to represent their country," Woods said from the Presidents Cup in San Francisco. "It would be an honor for anyone who plays this game to become an Olympian."
Golf was approved 63-27 with two abstentions. Rugby was voted in 81-8 with one abstention.
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This explains why the Big Wee Wee put the prestige of his office on the line.
The forward looking genius was trying to land a track meet -- AND -- a golf tourney and rugby scrum.
But baseball and softball have been out.
next event to be added- Community Organizing?
Good. Golf and rugby are great sports.
Yay for golf, but NO PROS please. I love ya Tiger, but I do not want you to play in the Olympics.
Poker is next.
Problem is that the 2 courses in the Rio area are not very good. The golfers at New Trier (suburban Chicago high school) and at Stanford would probably be well below par. Although the Chicago metro area has Cog Hill and Medinah, I am so glad we’re not having that money-draining PR show in Chicago.
Will Kim Jong Il shoot another of his famous rounds where he gets at least five whole in ones?
Can they just award Tiger his Gold Medal now?
The competition will be for silver and bronze. The gold is already reserved for Obama for lifetime achievement on golf courses around the world.
the Applying for Obama Money Pentathlon looks like it could have exciting potential...
Why not include “stylin’”, so the Democrat voterbase can express themselves?
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