13 Aug 2009

IOC to announce 2 new sports

6:47 pm on 13 August 2009

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will announce two new sports in with a chance to make the 2016 Olympic schedule tomorrow.

The IOC has decided to include up to two new sports in the 2016 Olympics in an effort to attract younger audiences.

Seven sports are vying for a place - squash, rugby, softball, baseball, karate, rollersports and golf - but only two will make the shortlist in tomorrow's announcement.

The IOC will then take until October to make a final decision on whether the shortlisted sports will be part of the 2016 Games programme.

The host of the 2016 Games will also be chosen in October with Madrid, Chicago, Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo bidding for the Games.