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Which of these sports should be included into the Olympics?

Here are the archived results from a poll that ran on this site in 2012. In August 2009, the IOC voted on which two sports to add to the program in 2016 after baseball and softball were dropped after the 2008 Games. There were seven sports which were considered: golf, rugby union 7s, roller sports, karate, softball, baseball and squash. Eventually golf and rugby were the sports selected, leaving these five still lobbying for inclusion in future Games. We asked visitors to this site to vote on which of the remaining five sports should next get the nod. To have your say, see the similar current poll about sports to be added to the Olympics, which includes the sports that have been shortlisted over the last few years but not yet made it onto the program.

Which of these sports should be included into the Olympics?

Based on this poll of 477 people, roller sports was the most popular sport to be included next into the Olympic program. Visitors to this site did not agree with the IOC. Baseball, softball and squash were ultimately shortlisted with wrestling, and in September 2013 it was decided to reinstate wrestling onto the Olympic sports list. See the latest poll about including new sports into the Olympics.

sport votes percent
Roller Sports 179 38
Karate 72 15
Baseball 72 15
Softball 62 13
Squash 59 12
none - no more sports 37 7

Disclaimer: These polls are not scientific, and only reflect the opinion of visitors to this website who have chosen to participate.

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