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Association football is; American/Canadian/Gaelic football are not.
It became an Olympic Sport because it is an awesome sport!!! LOL!
it started out from the Greeks with their training for warriors and it got so popular after that. people noticed how much strength this sport has and agility they finally made… it an official olympic sport, since then its one of the most popular sports out there.
No, American Football is not an Olympic Sport. It would be fairly hard to become a new sport in the Olympics considering the schedule the teams/players/coaches go by.
1968 when USA swept the medals with Douglas Russell winning with a time of 55.9, Mark Spitz earning the silver and Ross Wales grabbing the bronze. Mark Spitz then won th…e event in 1972.
There is no specific sports allowed and not allowed to compete in the games. The selection is based on the current populairity of the games
Taekwondo first became a medal sport at the 2000 Games in Sydney after having been a demonstration sport at the 1988 Games in Seoul and the 1992 Games in Barcelona. Taekwon…do made its Olympic debut in 1988 at the Seoul, Korea Games (appropriately enough). It continued as a demonstration sport at 1992 Games in Barcelona, Spain. Taekwondo was not part of the 1996 Atlanta Games. The International Olympic Committee voted against inclusion of demonstrations sports. Taekwondo became a medal sport at the 2000 Sydney, Australia Games. It continued as an Olympic sport in 2004 at the Athens, Greece Games and in 2008 at the Beijiing, China Games. Following several controversial scoring decisions and upsets and the very unsportsmanlike behavior of the athlete from Cuba, there was fear that taekwondo would be cut from the roster in 2012, but taekwondo has been confirmed as an Olympic sport for the 2012 Games in London and also for the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The International Olympic Committee calls football football.
Men's football debuted at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris and women's football debuted at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta.
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Men's judo debuted at the 1964 Games in Tokyo and women's judo debuted at the 1992 Games in Barcelona.
because the public voted it to be a olympic sport
Cycling has been competed since the first Modern Olympic Games in 1896 in Athens.
Taekwondo became an official sport in the Olympic games in 2000 Sydney Olympics. In the 1988 Seoul Olympics, the taekwondo demonstration team demonstrated taekwondo and that's… when taekwondo became a serious consideration for adding to the Olympics.
Curling became an official Olympic sport for the 1998 Nagano games. It had been included as a "demonstration" sport a couple of times before that, but it wasn't official u…ntil 1998. Both men's and women's curling were included, and the 2018 games will see the Mixed Doubles discipline added.