Flag Football is a limited-contact version of American football. Instead of physical tackles, players are caught by removing one of three 'flags' that are attached to a fabric belt on each player's waist. The sport will make its Olympic Games debut at the 2028 LA Olympic Games.
It won't be the first time that a version of American football has been part of the Olympic Games. American Football was played as a demonstration at the Olympic Games in 1904 in St. Louis and and again in 1932 in Los Angeles.
2028 Olympic Flag Football
The details of the tournament and playing rules will not be finalized until later. It is expected that games for men and women will take place on a 50-yard field in a 5-on-5 format, and won't feature offensive or defensive lines. Games are 40 minutes duration (two 20 minute halves). See more about the sport of Flag Football.
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