Golf, Rugby Return to the Olympics in 2016

Posted on October 10, 2009

Golf and rugby will be added as Olympic sports at the 2016 Olympic in Rio de Janeiro. Golf was last an olympic sport in 1904 and Rugby was last played at the olympics in 1924.

NPR reports that e sport received majority support in separate votes. Athletes and officials from both camps gave special presentations. Tiger Woods provided a video message. NPR says he has indicated he would play golf in the Olympics.

It should be interesting. Both of the very different sports were strongly approved. Tiger Woods says he will golf for a medal in 2016.

Image: Rio 2016




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