Cyber sports may be added to Olympic program in future
Russian Sports Minister Pavel Kolobkov said he doesn’t rule out that cyber sports could be added to the Olympic program in 15-20 years.
"We will not have to wait long for cyber sports to be included into the Olympic program. I think it may happen in 15-20 years," he said at a meeting with participants in the Mashuk-2019 forum in Pyatigorsk.
According to the minister, cyber sports have a serious potential and good perspectives. "Cyber sport is not mere sport. It is a possibility for training digitalization specialists," TASS cited him as saying.
It has huge perspectives as it is being developed by professionals," Kolobkov noted, adding that it was yet a disputable matter whether cyber sport should be recognized as a sports discipline.