Brazilian government seeking to reinstate Star in Olympic Games
Published on January 26th, 2014
Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff is leading an effort to have the Star included as an additional sailing event at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. The keelboat event, which has been in the Games since the first Olympiad held in Greece in 1896, was eliminated in favor of high performance boats. Brazil is historically strong in the Star, and as host may have some influence. It is expected the matter will come before the International Olympic Committee on February 2. Full story.