Olympics 2012

F1 ruled out for Olympics

2012-07-08 14:58
Jacques Rogge (File)

London - IOC president Jacques Rogge has ruled out Formula One as an Olympic sport saying that the games are about athletes, not engines.

Rogge is in Silverstone for the British Grand Prix. He says the F1 drivers are "very courageous," but adds that the "concept we are having is the games are about the competition for the athletes, not for equipment."

"While having a lot of respect, (motorsport) will not be included into the Olympic programme," Rogge said during a tour of the Silverstone paddock with F1 chief Bernie Ecclestone on Sunday.

The London Olympics start on July 27.

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