Rio 2016 - Should skipping be an Olympic sport?

Skipping

Skipping - it's something you might do at break time, or to warm up for another sport, but could it be the new event at the next Olympics in Rio?

The first UK national skipping festival is due to be held in May with the aim to get it recognised as a sport at the next Olympics.

The International Olympics Committee are currently looking at adding extra events to the next Olympic games in Rio 2016 and are due to make their final decisions by August the 9th.

Golf and Rugby 7s have already joined the programme and it's thought that BMX freestyle and 3x3 basketball will be joining them.

You told us if you thought skipping should be an Olympic event and what sports should also be included?

Your comments:

"I think it should be an Olympic sport because skipping is something quite easy to get the hang of so it would inspire young people to practise and try to qualify for the Olympics!"

Kay, Aberdeen, Scotland

"I don't think it should be an Olympic sport because there are many other sports that are better that aren't Olympic sports and should be, but skipping is really just a warm up or a thing to do in the playground!"

Caitlin, West Sussex, England

"I love skipping - it should definitely be an Olympic sport because lots of people skip."

Megan, Oxfordshire, England

"I think it should be an Olympic sport because it is fun and very easy to do so everyone can have a try!"

Fatima, Hampshire, England

"I think it should because it's a fun activity and its also good way of keeping fit :-)"

Samira, Isle of Man

"I think skipping as an Olympic sport would be fun to watch at first but would get boring after a while... So no, I don't think it should be an Olympic sport."

Anna, Edinburgh, Scotland

No, I don`t think it should be an Olympic sport. You don`t put enough effort and energy into skipping for it to be an Olympic sport."

Bradley, Chesterfield, England

"Skipping is really hard to master and perfect. Especially when you are doing double Dutch just like the dude in the picture is doing, so I think skipping should become a Olympic sport because I would like to go and see it if it is."

Zahra, London, England

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