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Paris' 2024 Olympics could contain esports

Paris' 2024 Olympics could contain esports

Paris Olympic bid committee co-president Tony Estanguet has scheduled talks with the International Olympics Committee and other esports representatives to discuss the idea.

Personally, as someone who's not much of a sports person, I'm just thinking about how hilarious it will be to see eSports as a playable option in the inevitable Mario & Sonic at the 2024 Paris Olympic Games game.

He told The Associated Press: "We have to look at it because we can't say, 'It's not us".

A decision is far from being reached as the official agenda for the 2024 Olympics will not enter planning stages until 2019.

The lack of unity, the ignorance of safety and the continuous aim to dethrone those who leads even without any effort of supporting them for the sake of the mutual interest of the art and the sports is hindering our Philippine National Sports, arnis in getting into the level it deserves, the sad reality even is that those who are greatly affected are the athletes who are merely pawns manipulated by politicking personalities thriving in sports. Let's try to see if we can find some bridges... There was an exhibition tournament held alongside the 2016 Rio Olympics and esports will be incorporated as a full medal event in the 2022 Asian Games.

If this actually did go ahead, which it probably won't, It wouldn't be the first time that esports has featured at an athletics event.

Now the real question is what kind of games would fit with the Paris Olympics. Los Angeles announced last week it had agreed to host the later edition in exchange for certain financial guarantees from the IOC.

Professional gaming has grown in popularity in recent years, players competing for glory in popular video games such as League of Legends and Call of Duty.

The sport must also increase the "value and appeal" of the Olympic Games and retain and reflect its modern traditions. It's going to be an uphill climb, but could ultimately be worth it to bring in millions of more viewers. But Paris still needs to build an aquatics center close to the Stade de France, a media center and the Olympic Village. Los Angeles will host the 2028 Games.