Is Olympic football popular?
In terms of viewership, the Olympics have the largest number (3.6 billion overall views in each of 2012 and 2016 Summer Olympics). The one that lifts football’s viewership is women’s football (4th place in the most-watched Olympic sports according to Bleacher Report).
What is the age limit for the Olympics?
According to the official Olympics website, there is no age limit for those wanting to compete. Under rule 42, it states: “There may be no age limit for competitors in the Olympic Games other than as prescribed in the competition rules of an IF as approved by the IOC Executive Board.”
Is FIFA bigger than the Olympics?
In terms of viewership, the Olympics has a slight edge over the World Cup. … As for the most recent World Cup Finals, the 2018 edition in Russia, the Global Broadcast and Audience Summary reported that it drew a total of 3.57 billion viewers, just a tad lower than the Olympics.
Do Olympians get paid?
Heading into Tokyo, our athletes are rewarded $20,000 for gold, $15,000 for silver and $10,000 for bronze, which is largely consistent with the 2016 Games in Rio.
How do you qualify for Olympic football?
|Means of qualification||Dates||Qualified|
|2019 Africa U-23 Cup of Nations||8–22 November 2019||Egypt Ivory Coast South Africa|
|2020 CONMEBOL Pre-Olympic Tournament||18 January – 9 February 2020||Argentina Brazil|
|2020 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Championship||18–30 March 2021||Honduras Mexico|