Analysis: Real opportunities for Ireland in new Olympic sports

The five new sports present opportunities for Ireland to qualify multiple teams in 2028

Ireland’s cricketers will have Olympic aspirations following the IOC’s decision. Picture: INPHO/Ben Whitley

Cricket, squash, baseball and softball, lacrosse and flag football have all been added to the Olympic programme for Los Angeles 2028. The International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) approval will give real hope to some potential Irish Olympians.

All of the new sports are only guaranteed to take place at Los Angeles 2028 but they have a chance to retain their spots for longer. Here’s what you need to know about all five new sports at the ...