Golf, rugby seen among favorites

Updated: August 12, 2009, 2:17 PM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- The prospect of Tiger Woods competing for an Olympic gold medal may be moving closer to becoming reality.

Golf, along with rugby sevens, look to be the favorites among the sports being considered Thursday for inclusion in the 2016 Summer Games by the International Olympic Committee.

The IOC executive board will select two sports from a proposed list of seven, which also includes baseball, softball, squash, karate and roller sports. The 15-member board will submit two sports ...

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