IOC must set minimum Olympic age

It’s stupid and inconsistent to have different age requirements for the Olympic sports.

Especially if you can’t enforce Olympic rules for athletes under age-16.

By Paris the minimum age should be 16. Or even age-18.

The Recent Rise of Child Athletes in the Olympic Games

TOKYO, JAPAN – AUGUST 04: Bronze medalist Sky Brown (age 13) of Team Great Britain (right), Gold medalist Sakura Yosozumi of Team Japan (center) and Silver medalist Kokona Hiraki (age 13) of Team Japan (left) pose after the Women’s Skateboarding Park Finals on day twelve of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Urban Sports Park on August 04, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

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Rick Mc

Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

One thought on “IOC must set minimum Olympic age”

  1. Fascinating how US media disses the Russian 15yo for heart medicine–and I agree it was for performance–but was OK with Simone Biles taking amphetamines to calm her (we have learned quite active) fears.


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