No go for F1 at Olympics
Mon, 09 Jul 2012 12:18a.m.
IOC President Jacques Rogge has ruled out Formula One as an Olympic sport saying that the games are about athletes, not engines.
Rogge is in Silverstone for the British Grand Prix. He says the F1 drivers are "very courageous," but adds that the "concept we are having is the games are about the competition for the athletes, not for equipment."
"While having a lot of respect, (motorsport) will not be included into the Olympic program," Rogge told The Associated Press during a tour of the Silverstone paddock with F1 chief Bernie Ecclestone.
Championship leader Fernando Alonso will start from pole after the Spaniard claimed the top spot for Ferrari by mastering the rain-soaked track during qualifying.
The London Olympics start July 27.
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16/07/2012 11:15:56 a.m.
How does shooting or archery fit in then?They are mechanical for archery and both mechanical/chemical for shooting?Cycling is mechanical, and advances in the equipment have made huge changes to performance. Eveerywhere one looks in the Olympics, almost everywhere its more than the athletes.Olympics is not just about the athletes.
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