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Chess_in_Olympics

"The International Olympic Committee has recognized chess as a sport. While this acknowledgement falls shy of recognition as an "Olympic Sport" which would merit inclusion in the Games, it is an acknowledgement of the sport-like properties inherent in chess" 

If the Olympic committee considers Chess a sport why is it not in the Olympics?

Please Leave Your Thoughts on why chess is not in the Olympics.

BlargDragon

Players would be walking targets for getting their lunch money stolen.

austinmcmurtrie

Chess should be in the Olympics.

austinmcmurtrie

Why isn't it?

FirstCamel

Look on the bright side in 2020 Chess will be in the Olympics!

JamesColeman
FirstCamel wrote:

Look on the bright side in 2020 Chess will be in the Olympics!

 

No it won't be, and won't happen for the forseeable future (thankfully)

Chess_in_Olympics

Could you post a link to a website on the forum about chess being included in the 2020 Olympics. I could not find anything confirming its in the 2020 Olympics. 

FirstCamel

Baku Chess Olympiad This is a link to the 42cd Chess Olympiad being held in Baku. In Olympics only those games are included which are played by the certain number of countries as specified by the commission board. Chess is a board game, board games are not allowed in olympics. -Google 

44th Chess Olympiad will begin on

Saturday
August 1, 2020
and ends on
Saturday
August 15
 
 
 
 
 
                                                        That is what I got!
btickler

The Olympics is for important sports, like running and cycling in small circles, swimming and making jerky arm motions with tons of makeup on, twirling ribbons, sweeping with brooms really fast, putting on jodphurs and looking serious while sitting on horses who prance and jump, and tossing heavy metal balls and discs.

chesspawn11
btickler wrote:

The Olympics is for important sports, like running and cycling in small circles, swimming and making jerky arm motions with tons of makeup on, twirling ribbons, sweeping with brooms really fast, putting on jodphurs and looking serious while sitting on horses who prance and jump, and tossing heavy metal balls and discs.

 

chesspawn11
chesspawn11 wrote:
btickler wrote:

The Olympics is for important sports, like running and cycling in small circles, swimming and making jerky arm motions with tons of makeup on, twirling ribbons, sweeping with brooms really fast, putting on jodphurs and looking serious while sitting on horses who prance and jump, and tossing heavy metal balls and discs.

 

 

chesspawn11
chesspawn11 wrote:
chesspawn11 wrote:
btickler wrote:

The Olympics is for important sports, like running and cycling in small circles, swimming and making jerky arm motions with tons of makeup on, twirling ribbons, sweeping with brooms really fast, putting on jodphurs and looking serious while sitting on horses who prance and jump, and tossing heavy metal balls and discs.

 

 

 

Chess_in_Olympics

 The Olympic committee considers Chess a sport. Why would does the Olympic committee consider chess a sport if they won't let it in the Olympics?

austinmcmurtrie

Chess world is trying to get chess in the 2024 Paris games, but it appears that they have been declined. 

FirstCamel

Well Chess is a BOARD GAME and they don't allow board games in the olymics.

AussieMatey

But they allow Synchronized Swimming - that's a bored game.

sameez1

With the way most people view Olympic sports,Tiddlywinks would be more acceptable than chess for the Olympics.

Khoi142
The Olympics only had physical sports, so no board game.
Chess_in_Olympics

I think of the Olympics for the most popular sports. 600-800 million people play chess in the world. Chess is a very popular sport and is considered a sport by the International Olympic committee. I think chess is probably more mentally and physically enduring than some of the sports already in the Olympics.  

Pulpofeira

FIDE must be too corrupt even for IOC standards.