The next summer Olympic games, the competition program can be included sport fishing. This is stated in the press service of the International Federation of sport fishing, which submitted the relevant request to the IOC, writes service Bi-bi-si.
According to representatives of the Federation, the inclusion of fishing as an Olympic discipline “will expand the versatility of Olympic ideals because of the popularity of fishing”.
The initiators assured that the fish will go back in the water.
According to critics, due to the fact that success in this discipline strongly depends on the factors of luck and chance, to watch from the stands and on TV for such a competition would be “too boring”. According to opponents of the inclusion of fishing in a number of Olympic sports is “the ancient and fair competition” is hardly in line with ideas of Games.
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Fishing had once been in the Olympics – it happened in Paris 1900. In unofficial competitions took part athletes from six countries, and a record of who won, history has not preserved.