The Case for Flag Football As an Olympic Sport

The Olympics are in contrast to another wearing competition on this planet. For 16 days, over 300 events representing 35 sports activities and every united states on the planet compete to take home their prized medals, and i’ve regardedahead to watching the summer season Olympics each 4 years on the grounds that as some distance again as i will do not forgetbut there is constantly been something lackingone of the u.s. most popular sports activities, and a pinnacle 10 recreation during the arena, it seems as although tackle and flag soccer could be Olympic sports activities by the 12 months 2024, but problem obstacles still remain for that to grow to be a fact. First we will walk thru some reasons why the street to getting American football protected into the Olympics has now not been an smooth journeyaccompanied by way of why we consider flag football to be the logical answer and desire as a destiny Olympic gamestagemeester

WHY is not AMERICAN football ALREADY AN OLYMPIC sport?
according to an editorial by way of NFL.com, the biggest logistical problems dealing with the game of yankee footballbeing protected inside the Olympics are very just like that of Rugby. With the massive numbers of participants on eachgroup, the “gender equality” codecs wherein both ladies and men take part in every sport, and the compressed threeweek time table that would be difficult with a more physical recreation like football and rugby. moreover for American football, the barrier to entry is excessive because of it is cost to equip all players with pads and gear, and therefor has additionally been gradual to adopt in lots of overseas countriesin particular of the poorer range.

knowing all this, it’s difficult to see how either sport could be a great in shape for the summer Olympics. Rugby is a lot like football in that very little is needed to play the game in terms of tools and exercise at it’s base stage, and has a mileslarger global following. This amongst other motives has recently allowed Rugby to be cleared for the Olympics starting in 2016 through changing the conventional fashion to a much less traditional “sevens” format which is faster paced with less human beingsthat can help carve a comparable direction for American soccer, or flag football extra specially.

address safety issues
Even increasingly high collegeuniversity and pro groups are beginning to lessen the quantity of touch practices, nevertheless wearing the likes of smooth-padded headgear and shoulder pads for added protectionhowever what if we should restriction the touch gamers see earlier than excessive college and center school whilst additionally addressing some of the issues for the game related to it being absolutely customary into the Olympics?there is quite a few talkcurrently revolving around the protection of address soccer, and not just within the NFL wherein concussions are a primeconcernbeginning as a long way lower back because the teens football levelrecent proof has surfaced helping the ideathat even brief of a concussion, repeated head impacts and collision can appear in comparable mind injuries later in lifefor youngsters tested among the a long time of eightthirteen. Many researchers are suggesting kids shouldn’t be playingsoccer in any respect, suggesting that kids‘ heads are “a larger a part of their body, and their necks aren’t as robust as adults’ necks. So youngsters can be at a greater risk of head and brain injuries than adults.”

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