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Seven Sports Grapple for 2016 Olympic Place
    2008-11-14 10:33:21     Xinhua
Seven sports eyeing a place in the 2016 Summer Olympic Games will present their cases to the International Olympic Committee on Friday.

The leaders of baseball, softball, golf, karate, roller sports, rugby and squash will meet the 16-member program commission, which will deliver an influential report to the IOC's top decision-making body before next year's vote.

Each sport has a one-hour slot, with baseball making the first pitch in the closed-door presentations in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Friday's sessions are a key stage in a process that will culminate when more than 100 IOC members vote in Copenhagen, Denmark, next October.

The IOC has set a limit of 28 sports at the 2016 Olympics, leaving two available slots for the seven sports to compete over.

The IOC will also select the 2016 host city during the Copenhagen session among Chicago, Madrid, Tokyo and Rio de Janeiro.



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