Olympic Sports

The Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee meets in Berlin on Thursday to choose two new sports for inclusion in the Summer Olympics of 2016. There are seven contenders, each of which has lobbied hard for a spot at the games. So why is Olympic status so important? And what criteria will the sports be expected to fulfil? Alex Capstick has been finding out.

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Wed 12 Aug 2009 04:40 GMT

BBC World Service Archive

BBC World Service Archive

This programme was restored as part of the World Service archive project