The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced the inclusion of Twenty-20 cricket and four other sports in the Olympic Games Los Angeles 2028. The decision was taken during the 141st International Olympic Committee (IOC) Session held in Mumbai, India from October 15 to October 17, 2023.
- The other new sports added to the Olympic program are flag football, lacrosse, squash, and baseball-softball.
- The IOC’s executive board approved a proposal by Los Angeles organizers to include Twenty20 cricket and these additional events.
- The addition of cricket to the Olympics aims to tap into the South Asian market and attract fans from countries like India and Pakistan.
- The last time cricket was featured in the Olympics was in 1900 in Paris, with Britain winning the Gold Medal in a match against France. This remains the only cricket match played in the Olympics to date.
Q.: Which sport has been announced for inclusion in the Olympic Games Los Angeles 2028?
A) Twenty-20 cricket
Ans : A) Twenty-20 cricket
Q.: When was the last time cricket was featured in the Olympics before the 2028 announcement?
Ans : C) 1900