Is Pankration or MMA being considered for the olympics?
Someone I know said pankration was being considered for the olympics? I think he meant MMA? Anyone hear about this?
- BigfootLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
In order for MMA/Pankration to be considered, first it must become a recognized sport by the IOC and it must have a recognized International Organization, such as FIFA for soccer or the IJF for Judo.
This is the list of currently recognized sports by the IOC (none of these are Olympic Sports yet, but they are all under consideration).
Tug of War
Mountaineering and Climbing
MMA/Pankration isn't on this list yet, so it's got a long ways to go before it gets into the Olympics.
- cailanoLv 61 decade ago
That's my understanding. I think it was supposed to be included (under the pankration name) in Greece, but some sort of political mess gummed up the process.
I think we'll see it soon. MMA has largely standardized rules and is practiced world wide.
- DiscoLv 41 decade ago
I havent heard but that would rule
- 1 decade ago
that's a good question and yes it is.