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Pele – Snooker Should Be Olympic Sport

Football legend Pelé believes that snooker should be included in the Olympic Games and that Brazil would win gold medals.

Snooker has vast popularity throughout Brazil, albeit played on a smaller table. The country’s top player Igor Figueiredo plays on the pro tour and is ranked 75th in the world.

Pelé, who won football’s World Cup three times with his country, wrote on Instagram: “Who agrees that snooker should be in the Olympic Games? I’m sure we have great players all over Brazil. We’ll win gold medals when that happens.”

Snooker is watched by 500 million people worldwide and is played in over 100 countries. Cue Sports made bids to be part of the 2020 and 2024 Olympic Games but is yet to be included.