On 4th July, the IOC Executive Board approved a list of eight sports to battle for a spot on the programme of the 2020 Olympics. The eight could be shortlisted further as the process unfolds towards a decision at the 2013 IOC Session in Buenos Aires, says IOC President Jacques Rogge.Roller Sports will contend for a place in the Olympic Programme with baseball, softball, squash karate, climbing, wakeboard and wushu.
“We were not suprised at all by the news, as we perfectly know that roller sports deserve a place in the Olympic Programme. Our sports are cool, young and spectacular and we are convinced that the hard work done during the last years will produce the result we all are waiting for since a long time. We will keep on improving the standard of our events and the related communication, sure that this kind of work is what roller sports need. The only achievement that our athletes are looking for is the Olympic medal!” Sabatino Aracu FIRS President