Chan Wants Kung Fu Introduced To The Olympics
Action star Jackie Chan is campaigning to bring more martial arts to the Olympics - he wants kung fu to be recognized as an official sport at the Games.
The Karate Kid star began learning kung fu as a young boy and still practices his moves on a daily basis.
The international sports competition currently features Asian combat disciplines such as taekwondo and judo but Chan is hoping to convince Olympics committee bosses to include kung fu, also known as wushu.
He explains, "I love wushu a lot and I would love to see it included in future Olympic Games." But the Hong Kong actor admits that the many different styles of kung fu fighting will make it difficult for him to realize his Olympic dream for the sport. He adds: "This makes it difficult for wushu to make a unified impression to international audiences." (PAW/WNWCAG/ZN)
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