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Motorsport Olympics decision expected in coming weeks

Could racing be a part of the Olympic roster?

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Motorsport is being considered as a new sport for the 2028 Olympic Games.

The sporting event, held every four years, will be held in Los Angeles with the usual process of exploring new sports to admit continues.

According to Reuters, Motorsport is vying for a spot on the roster alongside flag football [a non-contact form of American football], cricket, baseball-softball, lacrosse, breakdancing, karate, kickboxing and squash.

Electric karting was a part of the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics in an event opened by then-FIA President Jean Todt.

A similar event was held at the 2020 Youth Olympic Games.

Motorsport was not recognised by the Olympic Charter due to mechanical propulsion being at the heart of competition, but the FIA was officially recognised by the International Olympics Committee [IOC] in 2012.

The e-karting events were part of a push for motorsport's inclusion at Paris 2024, led by former F1 championship runner-up Felipe Massa.

A decision on which sports will be included in Los Angeles 2028 is expected by the end of September.

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