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    Default Could esports head to the Olympics?

    The International Olympic Committee is mulling over the question of including esports in future Olympic Games.

    The Olympic governing body said esports "can provide a platform for engagement with the Olympic movement."

    However, to be included the content "must not infringe on the Olympic values."

    In August, the Paris 2024 bid team said it was keen to discuss the introduction of esports with the IOC, adding: "The youth are interested, let's meet them."
    Read more here: http://www.bbc.com/sport/olympics/41790148

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    Lifelong poker/gamer, but you'll never convince me that poker or video games are "sports" or belong in a sporting competition.

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    Seriously must have its place given some of the other "sports" that get a run.

    Was never much in favour of pro tenis players being there either nor golf.
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    I really think that we should give them a chance. Plus, there should be much more sports included and available on their program too.

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    How would you decide what games/competitions are played at the Olympics. Perhaps we should have an iOlympics instead?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ozpoker View Post
    Seriously must have its place given some of the other "sports" that get a run.

    Was never much in favour of pro tenis players being there either nor golf.
    I don't know - I guess everyone has their own definition, but at least both of those require some sort of physical skill or exertion to be able to compete. That's what separates sports from games to me.

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