In July 2007, the International Olympic Committee adopted more flexible rules to add new Olympic sports. Now they are considering the introduction of underwater rugby in Rio de Janeiro. Our source would like to remain unknown to the public but stated that UWR was selected at the 126th IOC Session this month. Reasons include that it's faster than water polo, as intense as rugby or football, as complex as chess while the rules are as simple as in soccer. Someone also remarked how the 3 dimensional gameplay beats any sport the person has seen before. The IOC is not all at concerned about broadcasting challenges as they administer "insane amount" of money.
So how many of the 27 UWR Nations are sending an underwater rugby team to Rio?
There are still almost 500 days left, something to watch till then :