Roller Sports at the Olympic Games
In August 2009, the IOC voted on which two sports to add to the program in 2016. Roller sports was one of the leading contenders, though it missed out when the sports of Golf and Rugby were selected. The sport was also on a 8 sport list for possible inclusion in the 2020 Games, but did not make the final short list. They will continue to lobby for inclusion in future events.
What is Roller Sports?
Many people would not know what Roller Sports involves. It is quite a diverse mix of disciplines, including sprinting and endurance events, as individual and team competitions. Some events are held on the road and some on a banked track similar to that used for cycling.