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What is the criteria to make a sport an Olympic one?

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there are criteria for each sport to be an olympic sport....i don't know all of them but one is that it must be played/practised in 4 continents!! that is why lacrosse is not an olympic sport....because it is not played in 4 continents!! Anyway...rowing is an awesome sport, perhaps the best to watch in the olympics...it totally deserves to be an olympic sport!!

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no there is not but in at least one country its a sport but not an olympic sport

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Karate is not an Olympic Sport. TaeKwonDo, a Korean based sport, has been in the Olympics. One of the challenges is that you have to make the activity a sport, and the rules have to be the same throughout the world. Karate is a combat art and many do not want to water it down.

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It is one event in the sport Track and Field.


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