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Cricket Set For Return To Olympics; Men's And Women's T20 Likely In 2028 Los Angeles Games

Cricket was played only once at the Olympic Games, in Paris in 1900, where teams representing England and France were involved in a single match for the gold medal

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The Gentleman's Game, as it's normally called, or formerly known as 'cricket' will finally make it's Olympics debut in the Los Angeles 2028 Olympic programme, as per reported in the Guardian, and will also be joined by flag football, baseball and softball. (Full Coverage | Cricket News)

Cricket was played only once at the Olympics, in Paris in 1900, where England and France were involved in a single match for the gold medal. However, in the LA Olympics in 2028, there will be a women's and men's tournament that will potentially tap into the commercial market that is the Asian sub-continent.

Flag football took a key step toward becoming an Olympic sport in 2028, a victory for the NFL and organizers in Los Angeles who will bring a distinctly American sport into the world’s largest sports festival.

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Two people familiar with a proposal from the Los Angeles organizing committee told The Associated Press on Monday that the committee had delivered its proposal to the International Olympic Committee, setting it up for a vote later this month at the IOC’s meeting in Mumbai, India. The people did not want to be named because the LA committee was expected to release the information later Monday.

Other sports on the list included baseball and softball — which were in the Tokyo Games in 2021 but will not be played next year in Paris — lacrosse, squash and cricket.
(With AP inputs)

 

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