sports will be inspected by the IOC
this year. They all want to be part
of the 2020 Olympics and inline speed
skating is one of them. The IOC will
inspect each sport and our sport will
be inspected at these world championships
so it is important that we put on
a good show.
The final decision will be held during
the IOC General Assembly scheduled
for September 07th, 2013 in Buenos
failed to be part of the 2016 Olympic
games where Rugby sevens and Golf
will be included for the first time.
Inline speed skating will have to
fight hard to fulfill our Olympic
dream. The Olympic games no longer
has demonstration sports.
and softball joined forces for a single
candidature while the other candidates
are wakeboard, wushu, squash, karate,
climbing and inline speed skating
Olympic Program for the Summer Games
allows a maximum of 28 sports. In
London 2012 there were 26 disciplines
but in Rio de Janeiro 2016 will be
28 with the debut of rugby seven and
the 2020 Games, at least one sport
will leave the Olympic Program and
the modern pentathlon is an strong
candidate to leave the Olympic family.
Taekwondo was also in consideration
to leave the games but they showed
a great success in London 2012.
IOC is going to evaluate all the candidates
attending each sports major events
like they did during the 2008 Worlds
in Gijon, Spain.
was already evaluated last july during
the World Championshios held in Whitehorse,
Canada while baseball will have their
date on September 20-24 in Regensburg,
Germany during a continental qualifying
speed skating will be evaluated during
the track races in Ascoli Piceno between
September 07-10th including the opening
ceremony. The question is to know
if the small Italian city could offer
a professional event with only some
weeks of organization to prepare.
will be evaluated during September
12-16 in Paris, France while wushu
will host the junior world championships
in Macau during September 17-25.
Karate and Squash will be also evaluated
in Manila, Hong Kong and Paris respectively.
The winner of the seven candidates
will join the 2020 Olympic program
and the candidates host city for that
games are Istambul (Turkey), Madrid
(Spain) and Tokyo (Japan). Rome withdraw
for economic reasons.