Thursday, January 20, 2011

Is there a reason why football is an Olympic sport?

Have you ever been surprised that one of the greatest sports in one of the largest nations do not share with the world? You have to believe that the IOC will at least add a question to football. This article will some of the specific reasons that could not be included in all future Olympic Games highlight. First is that it is an American sport.

Second, is expected to be closed as baseball and softball. Thirdly, the reason a number of players, not too small for his record. Fourth, there is no international sports organizations created for football

Football is a sport of America

One of the main reasons that football can not have in mind is that it is primarily an American sport. American football is not the only sport that originated in that country. Many sports like baseball and basketball have to go to other countries. But football has never extended the history of our continent. One reason may be due to the fact that football is a relatively modern sport. Although the exact date is unknown, we assume that began in the late 1800's. Much later that some of the relatives of his sport: Rugby or even.

It includes a baseball and softball

To the disappointment of many fans of America's baseball and softball are not part of the 2012 Games in London. One reason is that the U.S. so many times that it really gained a degree of competition that may arise against them. We could easily assume that football was introduced at the Olympic games, it would be impossible to dethrone relativity our talent in sports. Since there is no point in competing against the likes of the New York Giants or the Patriots in cutting atheism, we can say that the same fate that the baseball and softball has visited, will not come to pass, the Football doubt was taken after at the Olympic Games.

Shear number of players

If football was introduced that would be the largest amount of athletes per team, requiring about 56 members per team average. An average football team 25 to 30 members. Twice as many people no good reason for not including the Summer Games to be, but has some difficulty in the competition is not the United States to come and participate.

No international sports organizations

By far the biggest reason that football is not the ranks of Olympic football is missing an international sports organization connected. One of the requirements in each sport before the conclusion of the Olympics is an international organization established to govern the sports world.

Considering the first reason that football is an American sport, and that this sport has on other countries is not likely to see an organization formed in the near future. Facilitate distance, was the football going into the game.


Ultimately, the question we must ask ourselves: "Is the game needs the Olympic Games" I wish that football is very good it is. It is estimated that 97 million people tuned in for the Giants vs. Patriots Super Bowl. Although it probably was in the 2008 Games to increase the audience of the Games in Athens in 2004 is estimated at 24 million.

Football is an American. Ultimately, we want to share one of our biggest hobby with the world? Many Americans enjoy the fact that we as a nation has a very independent spirit. We have our own sport, you simply increase this spirit. One thing is certain, the Olympic Games or the Olympic Games football is here to stay.


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