World Lacrosse Issues Statement on LA28 New Sport Proposal

World Lacrosse has issued the following statement regarding LA28’s proposal for lacrosse to be included in the 2028 Olympic Games:

“We are absolutely thrilled and honored by LA28’s decision to propose lacrosse for inclusion in the 2028 Olympic Games. We are one huge step closer to a monumental milestone for our sport and international community.

Lacrosse is globally played, accessible and equitable, with a unique origin and modern, youthful relevancy. We are on a path of ascendency, and will be a great partner for LA28 and the IOC.

Reaching this stage in the process is a testament to the dedication of our players, coaches, officials, volunteers, administrators and lacrosse enthusiasts worldwide, who have tirelessly championed our sport. We eagerly await the IOC’s final decision, and look forward to the possibility of lacrosse being showcased on the world’s biggest sporting stage, inspiring generations to come.”

Currently, lacrosse is one of five sports that has received its final recommendation to the IOC and final approval of the additional sports will be voted on during the International Olympic Committee session in Mumbai, India from October 15-17.