Multi-sports events certainly have their pros and cons. Every country participating in the Olympics 2024 aims for the top spot by collecting numerous medals in the event. While a Gold medal holds a higher-ranking value, teams aim for more gold medals and will target their preferred sports with more chances of winning Gold Medals. So, fans in India are wondering whether Cricket is part of the Paris Olympic Games 2024. India at Paris Olympics 2024: A Look At Top 10 Medal Contenders In Upcoming Summer Olympic Games in France.

The 2024 Summer Olympics, also known as the Paris Olympics 2024 will start on July 26. The 15-day event will have 45+ games in different disciplines with Athletics holding many sub-games at the Paris Olympics. The Olympic committee adds new sports in every edition and Paris Olympics is not an exception. As for Cricket, the sport is proposed to be part of the prestigious event, but currently will not be played in France.

Cricket as Part of the Olympic Games

As mentioned earlier, Cricket will not be played at the Paris Olympics 2024, but interestingly the sport was part of the Olympic Games back in 1900 with Great Britain and hosts France being the only two teams playing for the medal. Since then, however, the sport has not featured in the Olympic program. But with a rise in its popularity and a massive number of countries participating in the ICC (International Cricket Council) events Cricket was proposed to be part of the multi-sports event which is accepted and the Los Angeles 2028 Olympic Games will once again have Cricket as part of the Olympic Program. India at Olympics 2024: Full List of Athletes Part of Indian Contingent for Paris Summer Olympic Games, Check Complete Squad.

Many big teams like India, Australia, England, Pakistan, and South Africa will aim for the first-ever medal in Cricket at the Olympics in its second edition. Even though cricket is not added to the Paris Olympic Games 2024, there are other interesting sports making their debut in the exciting sporting event. Check out a few games added and retained from their recent inception in the 2024 Paris Olympics.

All You Need to Know About Paris Olympics 2024

New Games added to Paris Olympic Games 2024

Breaking – also known as Break Dancing will make its debut in the Olympic Games with the 2024 Summer Olympics being the introductory edition of the sport. Kayak Cross will also make its debut in the multi-sports event. Along with that, Skateboarding, Sports Climbing, and 3X3 Basketball were retained after making their debut in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Paris Olympics 2024: Garang Narang Replaces Mary Kom As India’s Chef-de-Mission; PV Sindhu, Sharath Kamal Named Flag-Bearers.

There are some changes in format and rules in boxing, Sailing, Shooting, and Track and field but the sport in general will remain the same. India is participating in 28 different events with 113 athletes representing the country.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Jul 09, 2024 08:27 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website