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Flag Football Seeks Spot In 2028 Los Angeles Olympics

Jan 29, 2022, 3:36 PM
GANGNEUNG, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 17:  Fans of Team United States pose during the Men's Ice Hockey ...
GANGNEUNG, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 17: Fans of Team United States pose during the Men's Ice Hockey Preliminary Round Group B game against United States on day eight of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Hockey Centre on February 17, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
(Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

ASSOCIATED PRESS– The NFL is helping wave the flag for flag football to become part of the Olympics.

The target is the 2028 Summer Games in Los Angeles.

Flag football is one of the faster growing options for the sport, both within this country and worldwide.

There currently are 71 nations on five continents that are members of the International Federation of American Football, and the flag version will be among 30 sports on display at the World Games in July in Birmingham, Alabama — a key step in popularizing the game.

 

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