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Motocross as an Olympic Sport

Petitioning to make motocross an Olympic sport
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Lauren Deneweth

on 3 December 2012

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Transcript of Motocross as an Olympic Sport

History Basics What is motocross?
Racing dirt bikes over long tracks of dirt, sand, mud
Form of motorcycle racing held on enclosed off road circuits
sport evolved from motorcycle trials competitions held in the United KingdomMotocross is a physically demanding sport held in all weather conditions When did it start?1906
AMA: 1961 approved rules for new form of racing “motocross”
Where did it start?Motocross first evolved in the United Kingdom from motorcycle trials competitions, such as the Auto-Cycle Clubs' first quarterly trial in 1906 and the Scottish Six Days Trial that began in 1909 What does it take to be an Olympic sport? a.75 countries for men on 4 continents
b.40 countries for women on 3 continents
c.Must have a governing International Federation How popular is Motocross in different countries? i.Australia – Motorcycling Australia (MA)
ii.Brazil – Confederação Brasileira de Motociclismo (CBM)
iii.Canada – Canadian Motorsport Racing Corp.(CMRC) and Canadian Motorcycle Association (CMA)
iv.France – Fédération Française de Motocyclisme (FFM)
v.India – Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India (FMSCI)
vi.Ireland – Motorcycle Union of Ireland (MCUI) – NB covers the whole island
vii.Latvia – Latvijas Motosporta Federācija (LaMSF)
viii.Lithuania – Lietuvos Motociklų Sporto Federacija (LMSF)
ix.The Netherlands – Koninklijke Nederlandse Motorrijdersvereniging (KNMV), Motorsport Organisatie Nederland (MON)
x.New Zealand – Motorcycling New Zealand (MNZ) and New Zealand Dirt Bike Federation
xi.South Africa – Motorsport South Africa (MSA)
xii.Sweden – SVEMO
xiii.United Kingdom – Auto-Cycle Union (ACU), with other separate bodies like the Amateur Motorcycling Association (AMCA), ORPA, BSMA, and YSMA.
xiv.United States – American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) Motocross is governed world-wide by the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM), with federations in many nations.
14 different governing bodies Riders from 8 different countries
Chad Reed: Australlia
Tyla Rattray: South Africa
Max Anstie: England
Martin Davalos: Ecuador
Brett Metcalfe: Australia
Jake Moss: Australlia
Ben Townley: New Zealand
Tommy Searle: England
Marvin Musquin: France
Ken Roczen: Germany
Gareth Swanepoel: South Africa
Dean Wilson: Scotland Rough Estimates for costs/sales involved
a.Ticket estimates: 25,000 avg * 12*$30= $9.000.000
b.Camping ? 50 *500=$25,000 * 12 = $300,000
c.NBC Sports network- $156,000 over 17 live broadcasts
d.Fuel T.V. did 12 races- $98,000
e.Main Trend- T.V., Websites and awareness had all inclined in positive numbers.
f.AMA members currently- $265,000 Community involvement:
a. Houston puts on MX for children day
b. MX For children
c. Funds hospitals for children in need. This helps grow motocross popularity to a grassroots level. Plan to stretch across country and fund children in hospitals.
d. This provides positive image, awareness.
e. Riders make appearances with these children.
f. These children suffer from a disease called (hydrocephalus) a brain disease. Sponsor Involvement:
a.Monster (Monster Energy Cup)
b. Red Bull (free samples)
c. Lucas Oil Motosports
i. Lucas Oil Supercross Series
d. Geico (main sponsor)
e. Etnies (main sponsor) How to Lobby: A summary

a. Form a petition
b. Create a Facebook page
c. Bringing in riders from other countries
d. Get countries to form federations
e. Back up support from sponsors
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