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Seven sports pitch to IOC

Updated: June 15, 2009, 2:28 PM ET
Reuters

LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- Seven sports hoping to be included in the 2016 Olympics made their pitch to the International Olympic Committee on Monday.

Golf, karate, squash, baseball, softball, rollersports and rugby are vying for a maximum of two spots in the program.

The IOC, eager to revamp the schedule to attract younger audiences, will shortlist two of the seven sports in August before a final vote on their inclusion two months later.

Madrid, Tokyo, Chicago and Rio de Janeiro ...

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