Sep 28, 2015

2020 Olympics: International Olympic Committee Considering 5 New Sports for Tokyo Games!!!

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Skateboarding, surfing, baseball/softball, sport climbing and karate have been recommended for inclusion at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

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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.

1. Skateboarding.

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Street and park skateboarding has been included ahead of other roller sports including roller hockey, speed skating and artistic skating.

2. Surfing.

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International Surfing Association hailed its short listing as a “milestone” as it looks to create new surf parks.

3. Baseball/softball

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Combined bid of men’s baseball and women’s softball. Both sports hugely popular in Japan.

4. Sport Climbing.

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Last year sport climbing was chosen by the IOC as a demonstration sport at the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China.

5. Karate

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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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