There has been talk for a while now that this might happen. I don't know for sure, but Lord Coe, President of the IAAF, may be in favour of this. Cross Country was part of the Olympic program back in the early days.
The talk is taking the 10000m out from the track portion of the Olympic Games and putting in a 10k Cross Country race. The only issue with this is that the usual timing of the Summer Games (July - mid Sept) is the exact opposite season of the true Cross Country Season - which is a Fall/Winter sport for the Northern Hemisphere.
The IAAF & The IOC experimented with this last September at the U18 (Youth) Olympic Games by making Cross Country part of the program - and they went even further making it a points and combined competition of sorts for those running other middle distance races on the track - https://www.iaaf.org/...timetable-cross-coun - This is pretty innovative stuff from the IAAF!
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