IOC Officially Announces No Baseball In 2024 Olympics
The International Olympic Committee officially announced Monday that the 2024 Paris Olympics will include breakdancing, surfing, skateboarding and rock climbing, but not baseball.
The addition of other sports and elimination of baseball from the 2024 Games was long expected and made official when the IOC formally announced its Olympic program. Other changes include a reduction of the total number of athletes and equal representation of male and female athletes.
Baseball has had a stop-and-start history throughout the modern Olympics. Most recently, it was an exhibition sport in 1984 and demonstration sport in 1988 before becoming a full part of the Olympic program for the 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004 and 2008 Games.
The IOC voted to eliminate baseball from the 2012 and 2016 Olympics but reinstated it for the 2020 Tokyo Games.
While baseball will not be played in the 2024 Paris Olympics, it is expected to be reinstated for the 2028 Olympics in Los Angeles.