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Golf may feature as event in 2004 Olympics

Golf may feature as event in 2004 Olympics

The phrase “And Tiger Woods collects the gold medal” could be said for years to come after Olympic bosses announced that golf may become an event in the summer games in 2004.

The IOC have announced 14 sports which may become Olympic Sports for the games to be held in Athens. They range from popular sports, such as golf and rugby, to the more bizarre games, namely underwater swimming and parachuting.

The inclusion of many will be boosts to the home nations as Great Britain stand a great chance of winning medals in a number of the events.

Other sports submitting a formal request to become an official Olympic sport are: water-skiing, parachuting, billiards, bocce, dancing, karate, bowling, artistic roller skating, rugby, water skiing, raquetball, squash and surfing.

The favourite to become a full sport at the games is water-skiiing.