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List of Sports Added in LA Olympics 2028

By Akanksha - October 18, 2023 - Last updated on Oct 18, 2023 09:00 PM
List of Sports Added in LA Olympics 2028

The International Olympic Committee eventually added five sports to the 2028 Los Angeles Games on Monday, along with squash, lacrosse, and baseball-softball.

At a meeting in Mumbai, India, the Olympic body's whole membership approved the list of sports, which had previously been endorsed by the IOC executive board on Friday and put out by Los Angeles authorities a week earlier.

List of Sports Added in LA Olympics 2028

Currently, the 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup is taking place, and cricket fans all across the world are enthralled by the amazing innings and world-record-breaking exploits of the players. Right now is the most exciting moment to be a cricket fan, and things are about to become much more thrilling.

Cricket and four other sports were selected for the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). At the LA28 Olympics, several games will return while others will make their debut. The shortened T20 format of cricket will be played for the first time since 1900.

From October 15–17, the 141st IOC session was held in Mumbai, India, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi also presented India's proposal to host the 2036 Olympics.

However, cricket is poised to become more popular on a worldwide scale as a result of its World Cup participation. Learn everything there is to know about cricket in the 2028 LA Olympics by diving in.

These are the five sports that are included in the 2028 LA Olympics:

  • Cricket (T20)
  • Lacrosse (sixes)
  • Flag football
  • Squash
  • Baseball/softball


The decision to upgrade cricket to Olympic classification for the first time since 1900 was reached in one of the hot areas of the sport where the IOC is gathering while India hosts the sport's World Cup.


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The value of India's broadcasting rights to the IOC is anticipated to increase by more than $100 million as a result of the inclusion of cricket in the Olympic program. The men's and women's Olympic games should each feature six teams competing in the condensed and exciting Twenty20 format.


Native Americans celebrated lacrosse as the first sport to be played on the American continent. Twice have there been competitions in this sport in the Olympics, but not since 1908. Lacrosse will be played in a six-a-side style in Los Angeles.


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This sport was chosen after a careful examination and procedure based on assessment criteria established before the process began, such as gender equality.

Flag football

Flag football is a non-contact variation of American football played by five-person teams and is rapidly gaining popularity in the US and abroad.

In five years, flag football and baseball-softball might place NFL and MLB players on the Olympic stage.Roger Goodell, commissioner of the league, stated in a statement that "the NFL is committed to working together to strengthen flag football's place in the Olympic movement over the long term."

Flag football

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The Atlanta Falcons have been instrumental in establishing flag football at the youth level. Over the past five years, the organization has given grants to 144 schools to help with expenses including those for coaching wages, officials' fees, equipment, and transportation.

Regarding the IOC's decision, Falcons owner Arthur Blank remarked, "I think it's great for the NFL, great for men's flag football, and great for women's flag football." "I think it's great for the sport."



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Indoor racket sport squash, which is debuting, is already part of eight other multi-sport competitions. After multiple unsuccessful efforts to gain Olympic status, squash will make its debut.


Baseball and softball have been included in the Olympics at various times, most recently in the Tokyo 2020 Games after being omitted from the 2012 and 2016 Olympics.


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However, they will not be included in the Paris Games. Japan and the USA are particularly fond of baseball and softball. The most recent Summer Games to feature softball, the female version of baseball, were in Tokyo 2020.

Why These New Sports are Added?

The five sports are "in line with the American sports culture and will showcase iconic American sports to the world, while bringing international sports to the United States," said IOC President Thomas Bach in a statement. Since the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics in 2002, the international sporting event hasn't taken place in the United States.

The IOC conducted research and considered a number of factors before deciding on these additions to the 2028 Olympics. The host's expense and complexity were taken into consideration, as well as the sport's capacity to prioritize the health and safety of its participants, its worldwide appeal, gender equality, its integrity and fairness, and its environmental sustainability.

Athletes participate in fencing, swimming, equestrian show jumping, pistol shooting, cross-country running, and weight lifting in the modern pentathlon. Boxing, weight lifting, and modern pentathlon were also considered, but they were not selected for the 2028 Olympics.

Surfing, skateboarding, breaking, and sport climbing are the new additions to the 2018 Paris Games.

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