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Could Drone Racing Be an Olympic Sport?

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    It's one of the fastest moving, fastest growing sports in the world. Could drone racing be flying into the Olympic Games? Scott Budman reports. (Published Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016)

    It’s one of the fastest moving, fastest growing sports in the world.

    Could drone racing be flying into the Olympic Games?

    Rumor has it that it’s the latest sport to be thrown into the “should be in the games” mix, joining bridge, chess, tug of war, pole dancing, and others.

    After 700,000 drones were sold last year alone, drone racing is catching on fast.

    "Unlike a lot of other sports that require a very particular set of skills or body type, or strength, drone racing is open to just about anybody," Marque Cornblatt of Aerial Sports League said.

    He also said many drone racers are 12 and 13 years old. It’s a growing sport, a young sport, and a fast-moving sport, Cornblatt said.

    Maybe coming to a worldwide venue near you?

    Stay tuned.

    Scott drones on Twitter: @scottbudman

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