MUMBAI: Cricket will return to the Olympics at Los Angeles 2028 after an absence of more than a century, while squash will make its debut on the Games programme. The inclusion of both sports was formalised at the 141st International Olympic Committee session here Monday.

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Baseball/softball, flag football and lacrosse have also been included after being proposed by the LA28 organising committee (OC) as a “package” for their edition of the Games and were reviewed and supported by the IOC’s Olympic programme commission and executive board.Cricket was on the programme for the Olympic Games in Paris in 1900, while lacrosse featured in St Louis 1904 and London 1908. Baseball/softball have been part of the programme at several editions of the Olympic Games, most recently at Tokyo 2020. Flag football will be making its Olympic debut in LA.
“Cricket has evolved. We have always been made aware of the great development of cricket in India and beyond by IOC member Nita Ambani. The IOC then had discussions with the LA organising committee and everything came together,” said IOC president Thomas Bach.

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