Organization working to make cornhole an Olympic sport

Competitors play cornhole at the D & N event center in North Platte during a January tournament.
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Cornhole may soon be considered an Olympic sport.

Kevin Warner of Denver, Colorado launched a non-profit organization, USA Cornhole. They are working to sanction the sports of cornhole and ultimately, get it into the Olympics.

Warner says they are working to get the sport into the Olympics, but also to grow the game and the inclusion of everyone.

"The vision of the organization is to obtain inclusion in the Olympic Games as well as increasing the number and level of participation amongst all demographics and genders everything like that."

Warner says the process is a long one to get into the games, but he has hopes of getting it done in the next 8-12 years.

"Growing the game and ultimately getting it to the Olympic games which will be a longer process there's a lot of things a lot of hoops to jump through," said Warner, "I mean you don't just show up at the Olympic games in Tokyo next in 2020 and say 'oh we're gonna play' no there's a lot of hoops to jump through and everything so that's what we're going to be working on."

Warner added, "USA Cornhole does not intend to be a competitor of any current cornhole league, we want to carve out our own lane and stay in it all the way to the Olympic games."


You can read the full press release here.