A case for motorsport in the Olympics

A case for motorsport in the Olympics

Is it crazy to think that motorsport could become an Olympic sport one day? At the moment it seems unlikely but, as Edd Straw explains, there are no rules against it

There are no insurmountable obstacles preventing motorsport being included in the Olympic Games in the future, even though it has never officially been part of the world's biggest sporting event before.

In 1900, a series of car races was run off the back of the Paris World's Fair in conjunction with the games, while in 1936 an Olympic Rally was staged, but neither was recognised as an official event. But Nasser Al-Attiyah, winner of the 2011 Dakar Rally and a WRC regular, claimed a bronze medal in skeet shooting at the London Olympics last week. The 41-year-old believes that motorsport could have a place.

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