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    Default Badminton raised in Olympic ranking

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/...94S0AT20130529

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/...0EA2F620130529


    Reuters:
    Olympics-IOC sports revenue rankings


    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.

    2016 Rankings:
    Group A.
    Aquatics, athletics, gymnastics.

    Group B
    Basketball, cycling, football, tennis, volleyball.

    Group C
    Archery, badminton, boxing, judo, rowing, shooting, table
    tennis, weightlifting.

    Group D
    Canoe/kayak, equestrian, fencing, handball, hockey, sailing,
    taekwondo, triathlon, wrestling.

    Group E
    Modern pentathlon, golf, rugby.
    - - - -
    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.

    Previous rankings:
    Group A
    Athletics

    Group B
    Aquatics, basketball, cycling, football, gymnastics, tennis,
    volleyball

    Group C
    Equestrian, handball, hockey, rowing.

    Group D
    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)

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    they should get rid of golf.

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    I agree with kwun.

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    And guess what the golfers are saying...

    There's always 2 sides to the coin

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    Compared to equestrian, golf is a common man's sport.

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    Hey at least most of the Olympic sports are playable worldwide. The winter Olympics is discriminatory to me and are pretty much mostly daredevil stunts in comparison!

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    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.

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