E-sports will Soon be a Part of Olympics

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Com­pet­i­tive e-sports could be part of the Olympic ex­pe­ri­ence as long as it ad­hered to Olympic val­ues, the In­ter­na­tional Olympic Com­mit­tee said on Satur­day. The rapidly grow­ing world of e-sports and its pop­u­lar­ity among young peo­ple has ig­nited the in­ter­est of the IOC as it looks to re­fresh its own age­ing au­di­ence and make the Games rel­e­vant to a new gen­er­a­tion. “Sum­mit agreed that ‘eS­ports’ are show­ing strong growth and can pro­vide a plat­form for Olympic Move­ment,” IOC said. — BI


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