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Lacrosse Recommended For Inclusion in 2028 Olympics; Awaits IOC Ratification

By Inside, 10/10/23, 12:30PM EDT


Matt Kinnear, Inside Lacrosse

The Olympic dream is another step closer to being reality.

The Los Angeles 2028 organizing committee has officially recommended lacrosse for inclusion in the 2028 Olympics.

"We are absolutely thrilled and honored by LA28’s decision to propose lacrosse for inclusion in the 2028 Olympic Games. We are one huge step closer to a monumental milestone for our sport and international community,” World Lacrosse said in a statement.

“Lacrosse is globally played, accessible and equitable, with a unique origin and modern, youthful relevancy. We are on a path of ascendency, and will be a great partner for LA28 and the IOC.

“Reaching this stage in the process is a testament to the dedication of our players, coaches, officials, volunteers, administrators and lacrosse enthusiasts worldwide, who have tirelessly championed our sport. We eagerly await the IOC’s final decision, and look forward to the possibility of lacrosse being showcased on the world's biggest sporting stage, inspiring generations to come.”

The LA28 committee, in a release, wrote “this boldly reimagined sport lineup reflects the diversity, optimism and creativity of Los Angeles. LA28’s proposal harnesses the power of global sport in a fiscally responsible way to enliven the Games with fresh, forward-thinking energy. The proposal will strengthen relationships with international federations and professional leagues, delivering new levels of excitement to existing Olympic fans and welcoming a new generation of athletes and fans to join in co-creating what’s next.”

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