Lacrosse at the Olympics

Although the International Olympic Committee has yet to formally recognize the sport's governing body World Lacrosse, lacrosse has previously been on the Olympic program and is played in many countries all across the world. In 2021, The International Olympic Committee announced that it would grant Full Recognition to World Lacrosse, a huge step forward for the sport in its quest to rejoin the Olympics.

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Lacrosse has been on the official Olympic program twice, in 1904 and 1908, and has also been a demonstration sport at the Olympic Games in 1928, 1932 and 1948.

There have been a few sports added to the Olympic program recently, though lacrosse has not been one of those considered for inclusion. To assist the process, the sport is developing the World Lacrosse Sixes format which they hope to be more appealing as a new Olympic sport.



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