The age requirements currently used by the olympic committee limit the number of highly experienced professional players a team can have. That limitation creates more parity between more teams. Without that increased chance for smaller countries to win a medal, many smaller countries would not even submit a soccer team to play in the Olympics.
Soccer is not in the Olympics!Correction:Of course soccer is in the Olympics. The international name for soccer is "football." The International Olympic Committee(IOC) uses the international name, but it absolutely includes football/soccer in the Olympics!!!!Jeff BenjaminManager-Ticketing, Manager-Venue Planning, ControllerLos Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee - 1984Yes. Check out the link belowhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Football_at_the_Summer_Olympics#Men.27s_medal_table
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.
Soccer was introduced in the Olympic Games in 1990.
Yes, Soccer is a youth Olympic discipline.
Women's soccer become an Olympic sport in 1996.
Kaka is a soccer player. Soccer is not an Winter Olympic sport.
The team for an Olympic soccer team is picked by the national team coach. However, for the Olympic soccer torunament, there are some rules as to who can and can not play, for example age restrictions.
Yes it is. In addition to the mens game, womens soccer was added to the Olympic program in 1996.
how many soccer fields will fit in the london olympic games stadium
soccer was originated in England as a olympic as the Greeks
Olympic games soccer is not won by a person, but by a national team. In 2004 it was Argentina.
Yes football is a olympic sport , for both men and women.
no the rules are all the same
1908 held in london,the last time Gt britain played olympic soccer
Some of the requirements for travel soccer tryouts are being active, understanding the concepts of soccer, persistence, skills, and most importantly NOT TO GIVE UP!
Yes, it's still currently a Olympic sport.
1900 was the first year soccer was played in Olympics.
No. Soccer is exclusive to the Wii version.
The requirements for soccer are long socks, chin guards, cleats, and if the chin guards feel uncomfortable, wear chin guard socks.
None at all, no educational requirements.
The tournament's organising committee.