This is a historical moment to be sure, but it brings back a topic of discussion which I'm approached with from time to time: should eSports and video games be recognized as Olympic sports? Or Olympic events? Although my public opinion has been clear on this topic for years now (I don't consider video games or eSports to be in the same category as traditional, physically demanding sports), I am interested in the direction that the IOC has taken with regards to eSports. But what do you think? Should video games and/or eSports be recognized alongside traditional physical sports?
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