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Find the final 2-letters element of the following list:

AQ AR AT BA BA BA BO CA CY EQ FE FO GO GY HA HO JU KA MO RO RU SA SH SK SP SU TA TA TE TR VO WE ??


Classification

The 33 elements can be classified into $3$ categories:

  • XY $>1$ Category 1: BA2 BA3 FO HA RU VO
  • XY $\tilde \ge ~1$ Category 2: AQ AR AT BA1 BA CA CY EQ FE GY JU RO SA SH TA TE TR
  • XY $=1$ Category 3: BO GO KA MO SK SP SU TA WE ??

$\tilde \ge 1$ means it is partially equal to $1$ and partially greater than $1$.


Hint

Ak19's comment

In response to Ak19's comment, these are not state nor country codes

Note

This list will probably have to be updated in 5 years from now (2019).

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  • $\begingroup$ BA BA BA? Are you sure? $\endgroup$ Jun 30, 2019 at 10:37
  • $\begingroup$ @OmegaKrypton Yes! 100% sure ;) $\endgroup$
    – JKHA
    Jun 30, 2019 at 11:17
  • $\begingroup$ The codes sound like country or state codes... $\endgroup$
    – 19aksh
    Jun 30, 2019 at 11:48
  • $\begingroup$ I have added a classification to make this puzzle easier. $\endgroup$
    – JKHA
    Jun 30, 2019 at 12:42
  • $\begingroup$ @Ak19 I've added an hint for your sentence :) $\endgroup$
    – JKHA
    Jun 30, 2019 at 12:43

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These are

Olympic sports

XY >1 are

Team sports, with number of players on team > 1, such as BAseball, BAsketball, FOotball (soccer), HAndball, RUgby, VOlleyball

XY ≥̃ 1 are

Sports where there are multiple events, some of which are individual and some of which are team, such as AQuatics, ARchery, AThletics, BAdminton, CAnoeing, CYcling, EQuestrian, FEncing, GYmnastics, JUdo, ROwing, SAiling, SHooting, TAekwondo, TEnnis, TRiathlon

XY =1 are

Purely individual sports, such as BOwling, GOlf, KArate, ...

The missing one is

WRestling

This will change in 5 years because

The 2024 Olympics has provisionally added BReakdancing, CLimbing, SKateboarding, and SUrfing.

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