Is Mountain Biking in the Olympics This Year?

Mountain biking has been a popular sport for years, and now it looks like it could be making its way to the Olympics. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is currently considering mountain biking as an official sport in this year’s Summer Olympics.

The decision is expected to be made in the coming weeks, and if approved, it would make mountain biking the first new cycling discipline added since BMX racing was introduced in 2008.

Mountain biking has long been a popular recreational activity, but only recently has it become an organized sport. There are several international governing bodies that oversee different aspects of the sport, such as mountain bike racing, free-ride competitions and slalom competitions. These governing bodies have been pushing for mountain biking to be included in the Olympics for some time now, and it appears that their efforts may be paying off.

The IOC is currently reviewing all of the information about mountain biking before making a final decision. This includes looking at the popularity of the sport around the world, as well as any potential safety concerns. If approved by the IOC, mountain biking could become an official Olympic sport this summer.

The inclusion of mountain biking in this year’s Olympics would be great news for both athletes and fans alike. Not only would it provide more competition for Olympic athletes to compete in, but it would also provide a great opportunity for fans to experience this exciting sport firsthand.


It remains to be seen whether or not mountain biking will make its way into the Olympics this year. While there is still some debate over whether or not it should be included, many are hopeful that this will finally be the year that mountain biking makes its debut on the world’s biggest stage.

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Jennifer Watson