IOC to consider new Olympic sports Thursday
The Associated Press
By Graham Dunbar, The Associated Press Posted Tuesday, August 11, 2009 11:09 AM ET
With additional files from oski-oui-oui, ticats.ca forums
GENEVA - Women's boxing, mixed doubles in tennis and 50-metre sprints in swimming are among the events being considered this week for inclusion in the 2012 London Olympics.
The International Olympic Committee executive board will meet in Berlin on Thursday to consider a range of changes put forward by the 26 summer Olympic sports federations.
The board will also recommend two sports for inclusion in the 2016 Olympics, with golf and rugby sevens the favourites in a group that also includes baseball, softball, karate, squash and roller sports.
One sport being considered is boat sinking, although some in the IOC and the CFL (Canadian Football League) expressed concern that Boatmen sinking to the deeps should remain a Labour Day event to enjoy.
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