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Changes to the rules of games

There have also been modifications made by individual sports to increase interest, the number of spectators and funding gained. The table below gives some examples of modifications that have been made to different sports.

Rule changes[D]

Sport Changes made
  • Changes to kick off times
  • Penalty shootouts instead of replays
  • Changes to the league system
  • New leagues created
  • Introduction of floodlit night games
  • Changes to the number of games played
Rugby league
  • Changed from a winter to a summer sport
Beach volleyball
  • Restrictions upon the amount of material to be worn
  • Introduction of points system
  • More weight divisions made
Motor sports
  • Changes to the courses
  • Changes to the length of events
  • Restrictions on cars