Top 10 Sports That Should Be in Olympics

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With the announcement that bowling would rolls out new scoring system, it seems fitting to take a look at the list of events and see which other sports might be worthy of inclusion - and which ones would have to go.

10. Softball


There really is no understandable reason why the IOC removed softball from the Olympics.

9. Golf Pentathlon

Golf Pentathlon 

With golf finally being included in the Olympics in 2016, the opportunity for a second golf event is too easy for the IOC to ignore.

8. Beach Soccer

Beach Soccer 

Beach soccer is not only a growing sport around the world, but it's fun to watch as well. 

7. Futsal


Soccer is the most popular sport in the world, and futsal is ostensibly indoor soccer played on a hard court with five players on a side.

6. Pankration


Pankration was an ancient Greek event held at some of the first Olympic Games. The fighting discipline combined elements of boxing and wrestling with what was the foundation for today's modern mixed martial arts.

5. Bowling


Bowling was a demonstration sport at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, Korea. Twenty nations competed in the event, and then the IOC never included it again.

4. Cricket


Cricket was held at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris, France. Now cricket is one of the most popular sports in the world, with countries all around the planet fielding competitive teams.

3. Squash


It truly makes little sense why squash or racquetball is not included in the Olympic Games.

2. Surfing


It seems somewhat inexplicable that surfing is not a part of the Olympics. With windsurfing being a part of the games, it stands to reason that actual basic surfing get a chance too.

1. Skateboarding


Unlike the Winter Olympics, there are not a lot of sports at the Summer Games that will get the younger crowd to tune in. The IOC should see Shaun White's celebrity and crossover appeal as a way to bridge the gap between fans of the Summer and Winter Games.

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