Estanguet will meet with representatives from various esports organisations as well as the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to discuss whether video games belong in the Olympic program. "It's not about Olympics, '" Estanguet said, as quoted by Gamespot, Tuesday, August 8, 2017. "It's not about Olympics'", Estanguet said. Let your child play non-contact, non-collision sports - there are so many of them. Let's try if we can find some bridges.' Obviously he isn't aware of the potential of a bridge as a tactical vantage point.
"I do not want to say 'no' from the beginning", he added. I think it's interesting to interact with the IOC, with them, the esports family, to better understand what the process is and why it is such a success'.
THE Olympic dreams of couch potatoes have been resurrected after a Paris 2024 bid chief said he wants to bring esports to the Games.
Dr Omalu was portrayed by actor Will Smith in the 2015 film Concussion which detailed his struggle against the NFL to have his scientific discovery of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in American football players accepted as fact.
IOC president Thomas Bach, whose support would be crucial to eSports' addition, sounded less than convinced when asked about it after the Asian Games decision in April. In recent years, the Olympic Games have seen decreasing audience figures between the ages of 18 and 49, something that both Paris and Los Angeles think could be addressed using eSports.
The 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro featured 13 sailing events, including 49er skiff (men) and laser. The Congressional Cup came to town in March and Ullman Sails Long Beach Race Week just completed in late June.
And that is thanks to former canoeing gold medallist Tony Estanguet.
The infrastructure budget in Paris has been estimated at 3 billion euros, with operational costs of 3.2 billion euros.
"This new MOU ensures that our City priorities remain front-and-center in LA 2028´s preparations for the Games".
Could the Tokyo Olympics be the last one without esports? "This is my mandate now.".