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Netball at the Olympics

Although the International Olympic Committee has formally recognized the International Netball Federation since 1995, and the sport is played in many countries all across the world, it seems like an uphill battle to get the sport played at the Olympics. One of the biggest hurdles the sport has is the current push for the Olympics to have gender balance. While women's netball is very strong, there is not the same depth of competition on the men's side.

Netball was one of 12 sports which was considered for inclusion in the 2020 and 2024 Olympic Games, but it did not survive the first cut. With the 2032 Olympic Games being held in Brisbane, Australia, a popular home of netball, there may be a better chance of getting the sport on the Olympic program.

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