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SNAPSHOT 05/ 07/ 2009 WIMBLEDON MEN'SFINAL Switzerland's Roger Federer strikes a crisp forehand during his epic Wimbledon men's final victory over Andy Roddick of the USA. The five set win was his sixth Wimbledon crown and meant he eclipsed Pete Sampras' record with a 15th career Grand Slam triumph. Photo: Getty Images

What do you think is the future of the Olympic Games? Usain Bolt, triple Olympic gold medallist, wants to know what you think the future of the Olympics will be! In conjunction with the Olympic Congress, which will be held between 3 and 5 October 2009, the IOC is offering two free trips to Copenhagen, Denmark for the best YouTube video reply to this question. The lucky winners will attend the entire Congress. Have your say on youtube. com/ olympiccongress Follow the International Olympic Committee on Twitter! Twitter is a free social networking and blogging service that enables its users to send and read messages known as tweets. By signing up you can access regular updates on what is happening in the Olympic Movement. Follow us on twitter. com/ Olympics The International Olympic Committee ( IOC) Executive Board ( EB) proposed the list of 26 core sports and two additional sports, golf and rugby, to be included in the 2016 Olympic Programme. The proposal will be submitted to the full IOC for a final decision at its Session in Copenhagen in October, where golf and rugby will have the opportunity to present. Seven sports - baseball, golf, karate, roller sports, rugby, softball and squash - were seeking to enter the Olympic programme. The secret ballot vote by the EB followed an extensive evaluation by the Olympic Programme Commission of the potential added value to the Games from each of the seven sports. " All seven sports made a strong case for inclusion, and the EB carefully evaluated them in a transparent and fair process. In the end, the decision came down to which two would add the most value," said IOC President Jacques Rogge, who elected not to take part in the vote. " Golf and rugby will be a great addition to the Games." The key factors in determining a sport's suitability for the Olympic programme include youth appeal, universality, popularity, good governance, respect for athletes and respect for the Olympic values. During the 119th Session in Guatemala in 2007, the IOC approved a simplified voting process for new sport to enter the programme. The IOC members also requested guidance from the EB in the selection of the new sports, and entrusted it to make a proposal based on the work of the Olympic Programme Commission. All seven sports had a chance to make their case to the Olympic Programme Commission in November 2008 and to the IOC EB in June 2009. The EB approved several new events for the 2012 London Olympic Games. All of the new events had been requested by the relevant International Federations as part of the IOC's systematic review of the sports programme. The changes reflect the IOC's desire to continually refresh the Olympic programme and its commitment to increase participation by women. The changes approved by the Executive Board include the following: Women's Boxing: The EB agreed to the introduction of three women's events. The current 11 men's boxing events will be replaced by 10 men's and three women's events, representing an additional two boxing events on the programme. The total number of boxers remains unchanged. The decision was a recognition that women's boxing has made substantial progress in universality and technical quality of the athletes since the EB last considered the discipline in 2005. Canoe Sprint: The EB agreed to the request made by the International Canoe Federation ( ICF) for the replacement of men's C2 500m with women's K1 200m and to replace the remaining three men's 500m sprint events with 200m sprint events. Modern Pentathlon: The EB agreed to the implem-entation of a new combined run- shoot format. Handball: The removal of placement matches in the handball tournament was agreed. Wrestling, Swimming, Cycling: The three Federations ( FILA, FINA, and UCI respectively) submitted requests for new events. The EB informed them that this could happen, especially if the new events increase the participation of women at the Games and on condition that they replace events already on the programme. Additionally, current events can be replaced with new ones only if the total number of athletes is maintained. Tennis - Mixed Doubles: The EB agreed to consider the inclusion of a mixed doubles event pending guarantees from the International Tennis Federation that the top players in the singles rankings would be able to participate. OLYMPIC MANIFESTO ONDISPLAY NEWSPORTS PROPOSEDFOR2016 IOCAPPROVESNEWEVENTSFOR 2012LONDONOLYMPICGAMES The manuscript known as the Olympic Manifesto, drafted by Pierre de Coubertin that outlines his vision for the revival of the Modern Olympic Games, will be on display for visitors during the Olympic Congress in Copenhagen in October. The document was drafted in 1892 as a speech Coubertin was to deliver for the fifth anniversary of the French Athletics Association held at the Sorbonne and refers to " this grandiose and beneficent work: the re- establishment of the Olympic Games". Two years later he founded the International Olympic Committee at the same place and the 14- page manuscript became know as the Olympic Manifesto. The document went missing during the World Wars, and it was the Marquis d'Amat of France, a great fan of the Olympic Movement, who went in search of it in the 1990s. He scoured flea markets around Europe and in the United States before he was guided towards a collector in Switzerland. The full document ( a high quality copy due to the fragile condition of the original manuscript) will be on display, courtesy of the Marquis d'Amat, as part of the exhibition organised by The Olympic Museum of Lausanne to be held at the Copenhagen City Hall from 12 September to 4 October 2009. BelowThe Olympic Manifesto will be on display in Copenhagen during the Congress OLYMPIC REVIEW13 NEWS INBRIEF