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Weightlifting, boxing and modern pentathlon in doubt for Los Angeles 2028

the hobby Mexico City / 03.02.2022 11:34:40 During the session of the International Olympic Committee (IOC)



Mexico City / 03.02.2022 11:34:40

During the session of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), which was held in Beijing, it was confirmed that the initial sports program of the will be made up of 28 sports, including skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing, with a strong focus on youth.

However, , weightlifting and the are still in doubt to be included in that edition and in the following year the IOC will decide whether or not to include these disciplines, and for this the international federations of those sports they must have demonstrated that they have satisfactorily addressed the areas specified by the IOC Executive Board on December 9, 2021.

Regarding soccer, the sport is considered for that edition, however, the IOC will closely follow the evolution of the international match calendar since FIFA intends to hold the World Cup every two years.

Boxing and weightlifting have been described as problematic by Thomas Bach, due to corruption and doping situations in these disciplines. While the modern pentathlon has been asked to abolish the equestrian event after a trainer caused controversy at the Tokyo 2020 edition by beating a horse. The IOC’s request has caused anger in the athletes.

Even the international weightlifting federation determined that in this Olympic cycle there will only be five categories per branch, when in previous cycles there were seven.