“We expect a decision [from organizers] in the coming weeks,” said IFAF President Pierre Trochet to reporters. “We are focusing on our work but expect a decision in the upcoming weeks.” Before you get excited, motorsport will have to beat out the likes of the seven other candidates, including football – a hugely popular sport in the United States.
If this sounds a bit unusual, remember the 2024 Paris Olympics is set to include left-field sports, such as breakdancing, surfing, and even sport climbing – so there’s room for something as unusual as motorsport. We can only hope.
Previously, the Olympic Virtual Series held five virtual sports competitions, including cycling, rowing, and even sailing competitions. Motorsport was also part of the roster, and event organizers used Gran Turismo Sport to pit virtual athletes against each other.