The IOC based its decision in part on popularity, including TV ratings, especially the elusive male ratings.
IOC President Jacques Rogge has been mum, but tells SPINews off the record that he is also “very seriously” considering skate boarding, ultimate fighting, Texas Hold 'Em, dog frisbee and video street shootouts.
If popularity is a factor, what about the winter biathlon that combines skiing around in the woods with target practice?
“No way!” gasped Rogge. “And be attacked by an entire nation of angry heavily-armed Norwegians?”