Skateboarding, surfing, baseball/softball, sport climbing and karate have been recommended for inclusion at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Skateboarding, surfing, baseball/softball, sport climbing and karate have been recommended for inclusion at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.The five new sports would take place over 18 events and include 474 more athletes.Eight sports from a total of 26 federations were short-listed, with bowling, squash and wushu missing out.
Street and park skateboarding has been included ahead of other roller sports including roller hockey, speed skating and artistic skating.
International Surfing Association hailed its short listing as a “milestone” as it looks to create new surf parks.
Combined bid of men’s baseball and women’s softball. Both sports hugely popular in Japan.
4. Sport Climbing.
Last year sport climbing was chosen by the IOC as a demonstration sport at the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China.
Has never been contested at the Olympics. Judo, its fellow home-grown martial art, first joined in 1964, when Tokyo last hosted the Olympics, and was included from 1972 onwards.
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