Monday, August 18

Can Video Games be an Olympic Sport?

If so does it need to involve exercise?

There are many Olympic events that require skill only, and are not based on physical exertion. So there is a fair point that if air pistol shooting can be a recognised event, then why not Rainbow Six? The skills for both are very different but some would say R6 edges out in front for skill. Could there therefore be the chance of London 2012 hosting the first gaming disciplines?

I think that there is very little chance for video games on their own to become recognised as sport, but with Gamercize there is a better chance. Adding physical effort to a skillful game and raising the bar could make the difference. We have seen this getting great coverage and response for our event. But, just for now, let's see how video games get on in their own right.

Vote in the poll on at
that puts the question to the public - Can Video Games be an Olympic Sport?


Sandra said...


I would say, that special games have a chance.

Machine Dance is already an official international dance sport.

gamercize @ said...

Machine dance is a great candidate!

The poll currently stands at
29% YES
71% NO