Saving Olympic sailing

Saving Olympic sailing

Friday May 21 2010 Author: James Boyd Location: none selected

With baseball and softball dropped from the list of 28 Olympic disciplines for 2016 in favour of golf and rugby, sailing is one of the next weakest sports waiting to be dropped. Sailing’s TV coverage is among the most expensive and the least watched, its ticket sales are pitiful and the IOC reckon it goes on too long and includes too many sailors. Thankfully the Phil Jones-led Olympic Commission has come up with a 64 page document packed full of sensible recommendations. But that’s the easy part - now they just have to get these past the men in blazers.

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