I think the problem lies in how a sport is judged.
Bodybuilding - subjective, weightlifting - empirical
rythmic gymnastics - subjective, gymnastics - empirical.
A sport is anything people participate in, for sure, but an olympic event also is an event that people can discern a clear winner with their normal eyes witnessing an obviously normal set of movement patterns.
The olympics has opened the door to subjective events, so I can't imagine why they wouldn't want bodybuilding, esp if they have ratified such foolishness as synchro swimming performances, etc.
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