Flag football Olympics Sep 12, 2017; Los Angeles, CA, USA; General overall view of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and Olympic torch illuminated in the colors of the LA2028 logo to commemorate the awarding of the 2028 Olympics and Paralympics to Los Angeles. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Flag football is coming to the Olympic Games.

The IOC made a massive announcement on Monday morning that several sports were in line to be part of the 2028 Summer Olympic Games. One of those sports is flag football, a fascinating inclusion for the 2028 Games, which are set to take place in the United States.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network posted early Monday morning, “The IOC has officially approved the addition of flag football to the 2028 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.”

The decision to add flag football to the Olympics was made not just by the IOC, but also several organizations. The NFL, USA Football, and the IFAF – the International Federation of American Football – came together to make this happen, according to NFL.com.

Roger Goodell commented on the move. The NFL.com article quoted the NFL commissioner saying, “Congratulations to the International Federation of American Football on this landmark achievement for flag football and the global community that loves and plays our game. It’s a tremendous honor for any athlete to represent their country at the Olympics. We have no doubt that this decision will inspire millions of young people around the world to play this game in the years ahead.

“The NFL is committed to working together to strengthen flag football’s place in the Olympic movement long term, and we look forward to continuing this exciting journey with IFAF, the LA28 Organizing Committee, the International Olympic Committee, and USA Football.”

The world has been talking about this announcement since it was made.

[Ian Rapoport]

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