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05-30-2013, 12:08 PM #1
Badminton raised in Olympic ranking
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.
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)
05-30-2013, 02:16 PM #2
they should get rid of golf.
05-30-2013, 06:07 PM #3
I agree with kwun.
05-30-2013, 06:24 PM #4
And guess what the golfers are saying...
There's always 2 sides to the coin
05-30-2013, 06:57 PM #5
Compared to equestrian, golf is a common man's sport.
05-30-2013, 07:23 PM #6
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!
05-31-2013, 03:31 AM #7
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.