Chess literally is sometimes an Olympic event lmao
Chess isn't an Olympic event, but the presiding organization that oversees chess is officially recognized by the IOC, so it's like the runner-up prize.
Arguably, people would be less pissy about eSports being recognized if it was treated the same way, rather than included as anything resembling an official event.
Conversely, the only other acceptible scenario is if they force everyone to play Super Mario Bros 3, and you have to use the Power Glove.
---"Wall of Text'D!" --- oldskoolplayr76
"POwned again." --- blight family