Cricket will be played in Olympics after 128 years: 5 new sports approved in 2028 Los Angeles Olympics Cricket will be played in Olympics after 128 years: 5 new sports approved in 2028 Los Angeles Olympics

Cricket will be played in Olympics after 128 years: 5 new sports approved in 2028 Los Angeles Olympics

Cricket will be played in Olympics after 128 years: 5 new sports approved in 2028 Los Angeles Olympics

Cricket will also be played in Los Angeles Olympics 2028. The final decision on this was taken in a meeting held in Mumbai on Monday under the leadership of International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach. Cricket was previously played in the 1900 Paris Olympics. This means that cricket will return to the Olympics after 128 years.

The decision to include five sports including cricket was approved in the meeting of IOC Executive Board officials. Apart from cricket, these include baseball/softball, flag football, squash and lacrosse.

On October 13 this month, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) accepted the proposal to include cricket in the Los Angeles Olympics 2028.

Cricket was in the Olympics of 1900.
Earlier, cricket had also been played in the Paris Olympics (year 1900). Then Great Britain and France played only one test match for the gold medal, in which the Great Britain team won by 158 runs. Cricket has also been included in the Commonwealth Games twice, in 1998 and 2022. Cricket got a place in the Asian Games thrice in 2010, 2014 and 2023.

Entry of flag football
has also been given to flag football for Los Angeles Olympics 2028. In flag football, both the teams have five players each and it is called the American variant of football. To defend in American football, the attacking player must make a tackle before reaching the touch line with the ball. But in flag football, two belts around the player's waist have to be removed. It is played a lot in America.

Squash has been included in the Olympics for the first time. Squash has been included in the Commonwealth Games and Asian Games continuously since 1998. It is played between two or four players with a small rubber ball in a four-walled court. Players take turns hitting the ball with their rackets between the four walls of the court. The objective of the game is to hit the ball in such a way that the opponent cannot make a return shot.

Lacrosse One of America's oldest sports,
lacrosse is a team game played with lacrosse sticks and a lacrosse ball. It began in the 12th century among the native inhabitants of North America. It is played on a large grass field like football. A lacrosse stick has a net over its head. Players use the head of a lacrosse stick to carry, pass, catch, and shoot the ball.

An Egyptian swimmer refuses to celebrate his World Cup gold medal and reveals that he has been subjected to threats because of his support for Palestine

Abdel Rahman Sameh, a player in the Egyptian swimming team, won the gold medal in the 50-meter freestyle competition, at the World Championships hosted by Greece.
The Egyptian swimmer confirmed that he received death threats because of his support for the Palestinian people regarding the violent incidents they are exposed to from the Israeli side in Gaza City, following his historic achievement of winning the gold medal in the 50-meter butterfly race.

Abdel Rahman Sameh said in statements to the “SOS” swimming website after winning the gold medal in the World Cup: “I honestly do not know if I can celebrate this achievement in all honesty, as I have gone through a very difficult week mentally.”

He added: "I have received death threats, and people have been attacking me all week because of my support for Palestine. My family goes to sleep not knowing if someone will break into my room or apartment the next day, and they have to wonder every time I don't answer a call if I'm busy." "Or someone is trying to kill me."

He concluded: "I honestly do not know if I should celebrate this or not, as my sisters are being killed in Palestine now."

Sameh took first place after he was able to finish the race in a time of 23.04 seconds.
Isaac Cooper, the Austrian national team player, came in second place with a time of 23.19 seconds, while American Michael Andrew came in third place with a time of 23.32 seconds.

Abdel Rahman Sameh placed eighth in the final of the 50-meter butterfly race at the last World Aquatics Championships, which was held in the Japanese city of Fukaku, where he achieved a time of 23.34 seconds to finish the race in eighth place.

The player qualified for the semi-finals of the World Championship, achieving a new Egyptian record with a time of 23.10 seconds.

The Hamas movement and other Palestinian factions in Gaza launched Operation “Al-Aqsa Flood” at dawn on October 7 , in response to the continuing attacks by Israeli forces and settlers against the Palestinian people, their property, and their sanctities. Israel responded by launching Operation “Iron Swords” and launched intensive raids on many areas in the  Gaza Strip.

The continuous raids since Saturday resulted in massive destruction in residential areas, significant loss of life, and mass displacement in  the Gaza Strip .

Putin talks about what sport has given him

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that thanks to his practice of sports in his youth, he developed a desire to prove his presence not in the alleys but on the sparring mat, and he formed a vision about relationships with others and respect for partners.
Putin added during an interview with the Chinese Media Foundation before his visit to China: “It is not known what my fate would have been if I had not been interested in sports. In fact, it does not even matter what type it is, what is important is practicing sports to which I paid a lot of attention.”

This came when the Russian President was asked about previous statements that without judo, his life could have taken a completely different path. Putin indicated that he comes from a simple working-class family, and that in his youth he had a lot of time to spend with his friends.

Speaking about his passion for sports in those years, he added that after that he “formed certain views about relationships with others, about how to build these relationships, how to treat partners with respect, and how to avoid anything that could in one way or another undermine relationships between people.”

He added: "In this time, when there are many threats that come through the Internet, from drugs, etc., for young people to practice sports is very important, to form character and hone the correct sustainable life attitudes."
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