The journey to get lacrosse into the Olympics has been a long time coming, and today the sport got one step closer to being included in the Olympic Games. The IOC executives have approved lacrosse which now sends the sport to the final stage for inclusion into the 2028 Olympics in LA. Lacrosse will now go to the IOC Session for final approval on October 16.
Here at Lacrosse Canada, we look forward to the final decision, and hope lacrosse is able to take that huge step as a sport. Inclusion into the 2028 Olympics would help every nation’s goal of growing the game, and showing the world how special lacrosse is.
The full news release from the IOC can be found by clicking the link below.
About Lacrosse Canada
Founded in 1867, Lacrosse Canada is the governing body responsible for all aspects of lacrosse in Canada. Our organization is comprised of 10 Member Associations representing nearly 85,000 individual participants, including coaches, officials, and athletes of all ages and abilities. Lacrosse Canada’s mission is to honour the sport of lacrosse and its unique nation-building heritage, by engaging our members, leading our partners, and providing opportunities for all Canadians to participate. Lacrosse Canada oversees the delivery of numerous national championships and the participation of Team Canada at all international events sanctioned by World Lacrosse. Lacrosse Canada is proud to be affiliated with partners that share the same vision and values, including our corporate partners - Nike, CoachThem, Gait, Cascade and Baron Rings - as well as our funding partners the Government of Canada, the Coaching Association of Canada, and the Canadian Lacrosse Foundation.
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