MMA in the Olympics
with Brazil hosting the 2016 olympics, why not have MMA which originated with Vale Tudo in Brazil, and BJJ added to the olympics. BJJ doesnt even have to be added as a separate style but just added to the already existing style of judo.
in the 2008 china olympics wushu was an additional sport (with Sanda winner Zhang Shuaike of China, Cai Liang Chan of Macao and Muslim Salikov of Russia. note there was russian in every final though.)
currently there are these hand-to-hand martial arts in the olympics: freestyle wrestling, greco-roman wrestling, judo, boxing, tkd. with the addition of rugby and baseball after dropping baseball and softball, why not add mma and bjj instead of golf and field hockey. they could make mma like pankration focusing on boxing and wrestling with submissions. use headgear when doing stand up striking like in boxing, and ban strikes on the ground like in judo. it will be watered down, but better then nothing. and for those looking for health and safety, it will be healthier then the hunchbacks of field hockey. also im not a fan of shooting/archery and classify them together with golf, bowling and billiards which mma and bjj could replace
those are the sports i think should be in the olympics:
MMA/Vale Tudo/Pankration/whatever you want to call it
Kickboxing (Karate, Wushu, Muay Thai, TKD, doesnt matter)
Women (im not being sexist, but women can only compete with men at "artistic" sports)