How Formula 1 could join the Olympics

How Formula 1 could join the Olympics

In every Olympic year there's a debate over whether motorsport should be represented. Here's a case for why it's no less appropriate than many sports already within the games, and a suggestion for how Formula 1 itself could be accommodated

Formula 1 should be included in the Olympic Games. That opinion will not go down well with the purists, not least former International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge, who ruled out the notion in 2012 just before his tenure came to an end. But there is no reason why it shouldn't be.

When Rogge made his comments he said he had the "highest respect" for F1 drivers, who compete in one of the world's biggest sporting categories. But he added that the Olympics is about the athletes and not the equipment and therefore F1 has no place.

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