Some of the logic is questionable, but the International Olympic Committee have made the right call when cooling their flirtation with esports.
Little hope of esports becoming Olympic sport soon after IOC claim "premature" to talk of it becoming medal event
Any hopes that esports had of becoming an Olympic sport in the near future appear to have been dashed after senior International Olympic Committee officials, led by President Thomas Bach, claimed talk of it becoming a medal event is "premature".
An International Olympic Committee (IOC) strategy could be devised on esports at the Olympic Summit in December, according to the organisation's President Thomas Bach.
Asian Electronic Sports Federation (AESF) President Kenneth Fok has welcomed the Olympic Movement’s conclusion that competitive esports "could be considered as a sporting activity".
It was business as usual at the Lausanne Palace Hotel on Saturday (October 28) for a brainstorming session of the Olympic Summit of sporting powerbrokers.
All sports organisations have been once again urged to elect Athlete Commissions in order to "respect the principles of democratic legitimacy, universality and diversity" following an Olympic Summit meeting.
The Olympic Summit - essentially the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and a couple of close friends - issued a communique yesterday in which they decreed that competitive "esports" could be considered as a sporting activity. For some, it was as if Saint Peter had allowed the Devil through the Pearly Gates.
A meeting of leading stakeholders from the Olympic Movement has concluded that competitive esports "could be considered as a sporting activity".
Esports and the "protection of clean athletes" are among topics due to be discussed at an Olympic Summit of key sporting stakeholders here tomorrow.
World Olympians Association call for further measures to support individual athletes following Olympic Summit
The World Olympians Association (WOA) have urged for a "mechanism" to be devised which would allow clean athletes to compete even if their International Federation, National Olympic Committee or country have been sanctioned.
Putin claims athletes with TUEs should be excluded from events and calls for sport to be "outside of doping"
Athletes who have therapeutic use exemptions (TUEs) should be excluded from major events because it gives them an unfair advantage over the rest of the field, Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed today.
Richard Pound has claimed the recommendations made by the Olympic Summit were "long on generality and short on specifics", before adding it is the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) role to see which of the proposals are feasible to accomplish.
Several "troubling omissions" have overshadowed the positive aspects of the Olympic Summit, the Institute of National Anti-Doping Organisations (iNADO) has claimed today.
World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) President Sir Craig Reedie has welcomed the sentiment expressed at the Olympic Summit which called for the organisation to be given "greater authority and regulatory powers".
A new anti-doping testing authority to be set up within the framework of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) was one of the key recommendations made at the Olympic Summit here today.