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Olympics is the biggest sporting event on earth, but there are still some spots that are not included in the Olympics like Cricket. It is now a much more popular sport over the world but there are still no sign of it becoming an Olympics sport.

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For Tokyo 2020, the relevant criteria as expressed by the organizing committee was: added value; youth appeal; attractiveness for TV, media and the general public; gender equality; minimum impact on the number of events and/or quotas, infrastructure and operational costs and complexity (1).

Following these criteria, five sports were added: baseball/softball, karate, skateboarding, sport climbing and surf. Basically, two very popular sports in Japan and three radical sports very popular amongst the youth; all of them played in multiple countries and by both genres. Also, basketball 3x3 was added but not considered as a new sport, just a variation of the basketball 5x5.

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  • Can you provide specific reasons why Kabbadi is not included in Olympic although it is having short time period. – Anurag Bonde Jul 16 '17 at 12:31
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    Kabbadi is virtually unknown outside of southern Asia. Only 31 countries are in its international federation. It is nowhere near being an Olympic sport. – Nij Jul 16 '17 at 22:58
  • Just to confirm Nij comment, I'm Brazilian, lived in Italy and now I'm in USA. I never heard of Kabbadi. – MFornari Jul 17 '17 at 0:58
  • @MFornari Kabbadi is an ancient Indian sport very much popular in India and Indian sub continent. India is top nation in Kabbadi won all the three World Cup(Standard Style) – Anurag Bonde Jul 18 '17 at 13:00

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