Originally Posted by Cevno
There are plenty of sports already in the olympics though that fall in the same category and Kabaddi has over 35 registered nation teams now. The problem is not how many countries there are though, but which countries moreso. For example a sport popular in USA is about 100 times more likely to be included than one in India and a 1000 than one in Africa.
Has to be played by men in 75 different countries over 4 continents (official regulated leagues of course - can't count a game down the pub!)
A lot of the sports you refer to (popular in America) will tend to have official federations in enough countries to qualify - just not anywhere near the standard of the yanks (I'm looking at you Basketball), hence why they are in