The idea of having one of the most important card games in the world collector with a mainstream recognition is something that nobody usually shows.
But that was not told to Xiran Jay Zhao, who has started a campaign of Change.org to apply to the International Olympic Committee for recognition of the Yu-Gi-Oh! as an Olympic discipline.
Incredibly, the author of this request has managed to convince many people, fans of the collectible card game, to give their approval to his request, which he has narrated very openly as follows:
“It is an absolute injustice that the game of Yugioh: The Trading Card Game is not a legitimate sport in the Olympics. Playing Yugioh requires skill (when drawing the cards), athleticism (when playing the cards), and stamina (when you are in round 10 of a YCS). Now I ask the International Olympic Committee to add Yugioh as an official Olympic sport both to make amends for this injustice and to apologize to Japan for pushing them forward with the Tokyo 2020 Games. “
So far, the initiative seeks to have 5,000 signatures as an established goal, reaching 4,500 at the time of this article, so it would be very striking to see if it will raise the objectives of this idea.
In the first instance, convincing the Committee is not the most important thing, but being able to move the will of the powerful Konami. The Japanese company holds this franchise in high esteem, being one of the ones that generates the most material each year.
Not only in their collectible card material, but also video games and anime series that are still in production, so the brand is the one that will have to take into account the ideas of this fandom. However, it is not good to wait on your feet for it to happen.