1, it needs to have an International Federation that governs the sport, sets and enforces rules, organizes tournaments, etc.
#2, it needs to be practiced in at least 50 countries (female sports) or 75 countries (male sports)
#3, it needs to hold World Championships.
#4, it needs to be recognized by the IOC, and finally,
#5, it needs to be voted in to the games by a 2/3 majority of IOC members at the first IOC meeting following each Olympic Games.
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Several basic requirements are an international controlling body, acceptance as a bona fide sport and public interest in it.
The requirements vary from country to country and sport to sport. The requirements for each sport are set by the governing body of that sport to meet the requirements as agreed to by the Olympic committee. Also, getting into the Olympics is very hard. Some events are held where world-class athletes compete against each other in order to represent their country at the Olympics. The ones who perform the best are usually the ones who go.
Because it was popular enough and fulfilled the requirements for a sport to be accepted as an olympic sport, with national competitions, national organisations and international organisation.
there was dis guy who liked skating a. lot and he died and they made it a sport
They can't possibly put every sport in the olympics. There may be a thousand sports around the world. For example, sumo wrestling in Japan, is a sport. And, it is NOT a sport in the olympics.
A decathlon is a ten event sport at the Olympics.
Gymnastics is a summer Olympics sport not a winter Olympics sport. Gymnastics will next be in the London Olympics in 2012 and the Rio Olympics in 2016.
yes darts is a sport and it is played it the olympics
Same reason any other sport makes it into the Olympics - by fulfilling the requirements in the Olympic rules, having enough competitors, and enough media interest.
There are many requirements to participate in the Olympics. They vary by from nation to nation and from sport to sport.(1) Taekwondo athletes should be medal winners at an International or World event(2) Taekwondo athletes who wish to represent the United States must be citizens of the United States and hold a valid U.S. passport that will not expire for six months following the conclusion of the Olympics Games.
The first sport that will be featured in the 2012 Olympics is Women's football.
The first team sport to be added to the olympics was football :)
None ... demonstration sports were eliminated from the Olympics in 1992.
snowboard cross is the sport introduced at the winter Olympics 2010
you have to be 16 or older to enter you have to be fast and a strong athlete if you are really good at a sport but not good enough to enter improve by 50% and you will be good enough you are a big cheater do not Evan consider entering if you loose things easily do not enter. if you are clumsy do not enter. the winter Olympics you miss some school so, if you are failing and far behind in work do not enter.
Kitesurfing is the newest sport in the Summer Olympics. It will make it debut in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
Yes it is a sport. It is in the Olympics, which means it is a sport.
What sport are no longer on the olympics
most people reckon that swimming is the best sport in the Olympics
In 1900 it became a demonstration sport in the Olympics, but it became a medal sport in 1908.
Any sport involving a horse in the Olympics is referred to as an "Equestrian event"
When the sport is played & broadcasted on the Olympics
Yes. As of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, curling is still an Olympic sport.
every sport in the olympics because they are the one that invented the olympics. Thats where it all started
To enter the Olympics you have to be ate lest 16 years old