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Is the talk about flag football making its appearance in the Olympics in 2028 true? As of now the Olympics has decided on adding many additional sports to the Olymics, one of these new game include Flag Football. Star football players like Tyreek Hill, Patrick Mahomes, and Lamar Jackson, are expected to take a shot at forming an allstar team for the game. Many of these players are idols to people worldwide. This butterfly effect will result in possibly millions of people wanting to play.

 

Flag football, a modified version of American football, has gained widespread popularity over the years as a fast-paced and accessible sport. Originating in the United States as a twin to tackle football, flag football has spread to various corners of the globe. The sport’s appeal lies in its simple aspect, emphasizing agility, strategy, and teamwork while eliminating the physical contact associated with traditional football.

 

When people think of American football they tend to think of the traditional tackle, an eye catching sport played around the country by anyone, with the motive being big fat guys running down the field tackling people, this new speed and agility sport will change the persectives many people have on football. As of now it is expected to be in the 2028 olympics, according to a student here at Rio, Troy Shows, believes, “By then the amount of people playing flag football will be omense,” and later says, “I would take any chance to be on a flag football team competing in the olympics.” The famous Rio Turkey Bowl was set to be played on November 17, 2023 to consist of two teams of flag football, showing the popularity already among the students, another event is the yearly flag football tournament, inspiring the students to put together teams of five in a competitive competition.

 

A common deception of the game is people think all forms of football are for men, but this is wrong. “There is over 15,000  girls playing flag football at more than 700 high schools”(Usatoday.com). This is a rise to gender equality through sports, and encourages this through everything. The diversity and culture of football will grow and change and with this people will bond and become something better for eachother.

 

As this sport takes the stage, it will truly showcase the athleticism and the mental hardwork it takes to be a part of. It symbolizes sportsmanship and competition. As flag football goes through it’s Olympic journey it will recognize the people and showcase the best of the best as it makes its way to soon be one of the greatest sports of all time.

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