Wed May 29, 2013 10:18am EDT
ST PETERSBURG, Russia, May 29 (Reuters) - The International
Olympic Committee on Wednesday recalculated the rankings of the
26 sports federations in the Olympics to determine revenue
distribution from the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Aquatics, athletics, gymnastics.
Basketball, cycling, football, tennis, volleyball.
Archery, badminton, boxing, judo, rowing, shooting, table
Canoe/kayak, equestrian, fencing, handball, hockey, sailing,
taekwondo, triathlon, wrestling.
Modern pentathlon, golf, rugby.
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Under the previous breakdown used for the 2012 Olympics,
athletics was awarded about $47 million, Group B sports received
about $22 million each, Group C $16 million and sports in Group
D about $14 million.
Aquatics, basketball, cycling, football, gymnastics, tennis,
Equestrian, handball, hockey, rowing.
Archery, badminton, boxing, canoe/kayak, fencing, judo,
modern pentathlon, sailing, shooting, table tennis, taekwondo,
triathlon, weightlifting, wrestling.
(Reporting by Karolos Grohmann; Editing by Patrick Johnston)
Golf definitely qualify as an Olympic sport but it doesn't need to be included in the Olympic cause it has it's own majors. Winning a golf medal in golf more or less equal to winning a wrestling medal in Olympic. Most of the better known players will not take part and it is a waste of time and energy.