Bet you thought that this was about our cool, calm and collected President being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize :o)
Nope, what I am shocked about is that Golf and Rugby are officially new Olympic Games sports, voted in by International Olympic Committee members today.
The sports will make their first appearances at the 2016 summer games which last week were awarded to Brazil and will be held in Rio de Janeiro.
The IOC stated: "Both golf and rugby are very popular sports with global appeal and a strong ethic," said IOC President Jacques Rogge. "They will be great additions to the Games."
The summer games have 28 sports. To make room for the two new sports, the IOC earlier jettisoned baseball and softball.
While I love golf, I would say that I do not believe that it is more of a sport than baseball. Interesting they took out two team sports and substituted an individual sport and another sport. One interesting fact is that both Golf and Rugby used to be in the Olympics, so they are returning sports that were once already there. Of course, baseball is a much more isolated sport than golf and rugby are, so perhaps in the bigger world scheme of things, they made the right decision.
What are your thoughts?