Golf is set to return to the Olympics after a 112-year absence in 2016, and Rugby sevens will also be recommended to be part those Olympics. The International Olympic Committee’s executive board voted to include both at its Berlin executive board meeting. The recommendation must be confirmed by a full meeting of the IOC congress in Copenhagen in October.
Softball, squash, baseball, karate and roller sports were also hoping to be included, but have all missed out.
Rugby Sevens is already a part of the Commonwealth games and will feature in Delhi in 2010. It is also a feature of the World Games.