<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Wushuer:
<B>I am curious. Is this a done deal?
I have not heard for sure that TCC was going to be included. As far as I can find out online this is still a possibility only.
Have I missed something?
Will push hands be included? How about free style wrestling or sparring?
Or will it be only forms?</B></font><HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
At now Wushu (and so Taiji) it is stil under examination of the Internation Olympic Committee.
Last news I've found on a 5 min google search is here :http://www.olympic.org/uk/news/media_centre/press_release_uk.asp?release=308
The only news i've got is that there will be only one taijiquan form, the 42-posture competitive routine. And only for women.
But personally I do not call that taiji. The form itself could be, if you pratice it with the principles, even i'm not sure how many people can mix and show all the characteristics of 4-5 styles of taiji in a form. The way that China and International Wushu Federation ( http://www.iwuf.org/
) are putting taiji is under wushu philosophy, a empty shell of what Martial Arts are. Something a lot away from the classics and background I'm familiar. IMHO.