Futsal to become an Olympic Sport

Futsal to become an Olympic Sport

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Andre Caro Salve started this petition to International Olympic Committee and

We are seeking your support to push for Futsal to be included as an Olympic sport.

Futsal is one of the fastest growing indoor sports in the world, and participants who take part hold an extreme passion that’s clearly evident in every country the game is played.

Its fast pace, dynamic rules and inclusiveness - providing an opportunity for almost anyone to play - is a big reason for the sport’s popularity.

For years, Futsal lovers around the globe have been dreaming for the IOC to include the sport as one of the many events featured in the Games. With football federations around the world focused primarily on world football (or soccer) as their main product, Futsal featuring in the Olympics could be a huge step for more exposure, participation and importance going forward.

There is so much passion for the sport and people are doing all they can to grow it even further.

Through comments from popular figures such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar Jr & Lionel Messi - who also participated in the Futsal - endorsing the sport, popularity is on the rise. But the inclusion into the Olympic Games could be the final movement in making Futsal enthusiasts’ dreams come true.

We hope the debut of Futsal in the Youth Olympics of 2018 was a good case study to show the sport’s worth.

Ten teams competed, both male and female, with a total of 72,606 spectators present for the male tournament and 43,814 for the female competition.

Including Futsal in the Olympics would not only help the sport grow world-wide, it would lead to many more eyes on the Games, at a time when ratings have never been more important.

A sport dating back to origins in the 1930s, which is a strong part of culture and tradition in many countries, truly deserves a spot in the biggest sporting event in the world.

The Olympic Games is a great way of promoting peace and unity within International communities, and Futsal’s existence in countries with a diverse population - such as Australia - is doing the same thing. It’s a perfect partnership that will change the sport forever. Please consider.

 

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