O International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced that it is studying the creation of a Sports Olympics. Thomas Bachpresident of the committee, spoke about the news in a speech at the 141st Session of the entity.
In his speech, Bach revealed that he asked the newly created IOC Esports Commission to analyze the possibilities for an Olympics exclusive to electronic sports. “I asked our new IOC Esports Commission to study the creation of the electronic gaming Olympics,” he said.
Esport as an Olympic sport
In June, Vincent Pereira, IOC esports director, said at Singapore Esports Week that shooter games (FPS) will never be integrated into the Olympics. At the Asian Games, a multi-sport competition with athletes from all Asian countries, esports are already an integral part of the event. South Korea, for example, won the title of LoL of the competition.
Also in June, the IOC organized an esports event, the Olympic Esports Series. At the time, only modalities that are not popular in Brazil were included, such as Chess.com, Gran Turismo, Tennis Clash and others.
published in October 14, 2023