International Olympic Committee approves five new sports for Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
- 04.08.2016, 14:30,
- World » Sports » Sports. Main
The International Olympic Committee, at its meeting on August 3, Rio de Janeiro has added five sports: baseball / softball, karate, skateboard, sport climbing and surfing - in the program of the Olympic Games 2020 in Tokyo.
This is the official website of the IOC
The statement emphasized that the inclusion of climbing and skateboarding in the Olympics, "reflects the urban sport trend."
The Olympic committee believe that the new sports will be able to attract the Olympic movement of young athletes.
With the addition of five sports at the Olympic Games 2020 will be more than 18 events, and the number of athletes will increase by 474 people, predict the IOC.
At the same time, it is noted that the discussion on the program of the Olympic Games in Tokyo continues. The final decision of the IOC Executive Committee meeting will take over in the middle of 2017.