Los Angeles proposes baseball/softball, flag football, cricket, lacrosse and squash to add to its Olympic program


The Organizing Committee of the Los Angeles 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games announced this Monday that it will officially propose that baseball/softball, flag football (a variant of American football without tackling), cricket, in the form of ‘ Twenty20’, lacrosse, in the ‘Sixes’ version, and squash can be included in the sports program of your event.

According to the organizing committee, “this boldly reinvented sports programming reflects the diversity, optimism and creativity of Los Angeles.” “The LA28 proposal harnesses the power of global sport in a responsible way to animate the Games with fresh and forward-thinking energy,” he warned.

“The proposal will strengthen relationships with international federations and professional leagues, bringing new levels of excitement to existing Olympic fans and welcoming a new generation of athletes and fans to join in and create what’s coming,” he added.

For Casey Wasserman, president of LA28, the sports they are going to propose “ignite the imagination on the playing field” and are “relevant, innovative and community-based since they are played in backyards, schoolyards, community centers, stadiums and parks throughout the United States and the world.

These five proposed sports would be added to the 28 of the initial sports program of the project and announced by the IOC in February 2022, which included aquatic sports, archery, athletics, badminton, basketball, canoeing, cycling, horse riding, fencing. , football, golf, gymnastics, handball, field hockey, judo, rowing, rugby, sailing, Olympic shooting, skateboarding, climbing, surfing, table tennis, taekwondo, tennis, triathlon, volleyball and wrestling.

This proposal for additional sports for Los Angeles’28 will be reviewed and presented to the Executive Committee of the International Olympic Committee for ratification at its 141st Session to be held in Mumbai on October 16.