Football fans worldwide rejoiced as the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Monday opened its doors to flag football, igniting a wave of excitement among the sports community on social media. It also attracted a lot of memes from fans, particularly about countries that do not practice the game.
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On Monday, the IOC announced that they had approved the American variant and five more sports that is baseball, softball, lacrosse, squash, and cricket, for athletes to compete in at the upcoming 2028 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles or LA28.
Flag football is a variant of American football where, instead of tackling players to the ground, the defensive team must remove a flag or flag belt from the ball carrier to end a down.