While i do believe that Video Games have no place in the Olympics, it really won't surprise me if in the future they actually make it into them.
Let's remember that there are a lot of activities that are considered sports and don't require much more skill than any video game needs, like archery or chess. They require skills, yeah, but they hardly "push the body to its limits".
Im not trying to say that I WANT video games as an event but I am trying to say that they are staging the DOTA event as a way to unite a different genre of people from around the world. I know that most people would be sickened if they made games an Olympic "sport" but they're tons more sports that should be hands down considered for events. If I recall it right tons of Olympic enthusiast were angered by the idea that an "extreme" sport was included in the winter part of the Olympics.
So why is it not possible for something that is played world wide not included on their list? I'm damn sure that someone that has devoted their life to a martial art hasn't just studied one discipline so why isn't MMA? Hell they have curling and all it really is brooming a path on ice for a rock. If they added gaming to the Olympics it would be hated on just like any other new thing and soon will be forgotten just like the Olympics have been.
I say if you want to have an Olympic style event for gamers why not make it at the beginning of the event. Not necessarily as part of the sports but just as an opening event to just showcase that the world competes at other things that don't involve steroids and sweat.
At least the only thing the gamer event has to worry about is the amount of caffine in the person system during gameplay.