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PRESS RELEASE 01.07.2003 : Aigle, SUI

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01.07.2003

Description: BMX will be added to the 2008 Olympics :

The IOC Executive Committee decided on 29th June 2003, during their meeting in Prague, to include BMX (Bicycle Motocross) in the XXIX Olympics in Beijing, will be held from 8 to 24 August 2008.

IOC President Rogge was pleased to inform UCI President Verbruggen about this decision. President Rogge further stated that "we believe that this introduction will definitely enhance the Olympic program".

One Elite Men (19 Years and older) and one Elite Women (19 Years and older) event will be included in the Olympic program.

The UCI BMX World Ranking will determine the nations ranking and the number of athletes for each country, although the total number of BMX athletes has not yet been decided.

 

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