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Five new sports to be added to Olympics 2020
12:16, 4 August 2016
Five new sports to be added to Olympics 2020

Athletes will compete for awards kits in baseball, surfing, climbing, karate and skateboarding

12:16, 4 August 2016

BBC

Visiting session of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) approved the inclusion of baseball / softball, karate, skateboarding, rock climbing and surfing in the program of the Summer Olympics 2020, which will be held in Tokyo, on Wednesday, August 3, BBC reports.

Due to the inclusion of new sports in the Olympic program, viewers will see 18 events attended by 474 sportsmen.

These five sports were selected for the Tokyo Olympics due to the fact that they are very popular in Japan, as well as attractive to young people.

"Games in Tokyo can become one of the most unique in the history of the Olympic Games due to these five new sports", said the president of the organizing committee of the Olympic Games 2020 in Tokyo Yoshiro Mori.

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