Several news stories are making the rounds this week following the successful 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London. The question this week is “what events are missing?”
Golf will make a return to the Olympics in Rio in 2012, and will be joined by rugby. Some online sites have noted a short list of events that would be welcome and include: Cricket, a game popular not only the U.K., but also in much of the former British Empire and Commonwealth; Baseball, which is of course as American as Cricket is English; Softball, which was a sport that was only recently removed from the games; Mixed Martial Arts, which seems like a stretch but is a growing sport worldwide; and the surreal Roller Derby, which could be another popular sport for women athletes.
It will be interesting to see what is added in the years to come.