Saturday, November 13, 2010

Chess may get cut in 2014

SOUTH Korean organisers of the next Asian Games in Incheon have proposed cutting sports such as cricket and dance from the 2014 programme.
The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) have decided to cap the number of sports at future Asian Games at 35 – 28 from the Olympic programme and seven more that reflect the region’s culture.
The Guangzhou Games starting today includes 42 sports.
The OCA yesterday said Incheon organisers submitted a list that includes the non-Olympic sports of baseball, bowling, kabaddi, sepak takraw, softball, squash and wushu.
Existing sports missing from that list include cricket, cue sports, dance sport, dragon boat racing, roller sports and chess.
The OCA will decide the 2014 sports programme on the weekend. — AP

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