Esports ‘too violent’ to be in Olympics

Esports ‘too violent’ to be in Olympics

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A gamer plays ‘PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ while competing at an esports tournament The President of the International Olympic Committee says esports are too violent to be part of the Olympics. Thomas Bach said the “so-called killer games” which promote violence or discrimination cannot be accepted into the Games. “If you…

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Asian Games – Is this eclectic mix of 40 events the Olympics+?

Asian Games – Is this eclectic mix of 40 events the Olympics+?

Spurs’ Son Heung-min (centre) and his South Korean team-mates share the Asian Games stage with less familiar sporting figuresOver the the next four days, the last of 12,000 athletes and officials will check into six tower blocks in the centre of Jakarta. The Asian Games athletes village will be a diverse community. Representing two-thirds of…

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Netball and the Olympics: What’s holding the sport back?

Netball and the Olympics: What’s holding the sport back?

England stun Australia to win netball gold with last-gasp goalNetball is “owned by women”, says England netball head coach Tracey Neville. But is this a problem? England’s dramatic and historic Commonwealth Games netball gold last month was barely hours old before questions over why the sport isn’t in the Olympics began. Surely with last-gasp victories,…

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Paris 2024 Olympics: Esports ‘in talks’ to be included as demonstration sport

Paris 2024 Olympics: Esports ‘in talks’ to be included as demonstration sport

What does an esports player do? Manchester City’s Kez Brown explainsParis 2024 Olympic organisers are “deep in talks” about including esports as a demonstration sport at the Games, says the International esports Federation. The Paris bid team said it would discuss introducing esports with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) before being named host in September.…

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