Rugby sevens and golf chasing Olympic jackpot

COPENHAGEN - Golf and rugby sevens are eyeing the pot of gold at the end of the Olympic rainbow, hoping the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will admit them to the Games on Friday.

COPENHAGEN - Golf and rugby sevens are eyeing the pot of gold at the end of the Olympic rainbow, hoping the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will admit them to the Games on Friday.

The two candidate sports could return after more than 80 years, with the Olympic status guaranteeing them a solid future and millions of dollars in improved television deals, sponsorship and state funding.

The IOC session, meeting in the Danish capital, will put each of the sporting codes to a separate vote, with a simple majority enough to see them included in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games.

The IOC wants to renew its sports programme to attract a younger generation as it revises its broadcasting plans to include new digital media. - Reuters

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