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Why motorsport is on the verge of the Olympics

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Why motorsport is on the verge of the Olympics
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Aug 5, 2018, 4:03 PM

Although Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel aren’t about to start competing for gold medals any time soon, a demonstration event of electric karting at the 2018 Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires is an important development for motorsport.

Are we about to see motor racing in the Olympic Games?

This was one of the talking points of the 2018 FIA Sport Conference in Manila, which featured high-level thought leadership panels looking at the future of the sport. Another was the steady rise of eSports as a funnel for new fans and competitors to the world of motor racing.

The Olympic Charter has long contained a rule that bans sports with mechanical propulsion. But the word in Manila was that this rule is now quietly being dropped.

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