The Worldwide Olympic Committee (IOC) has determined to incorporate 5 extra sports activities for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
The brand new sports activities that can seem are baseball/softball, karate, skateboarding, sport climbing and browsing may also be a part of the summer season video games program.
“Congratulations to the Tokyo Organizing Committee. I imagine it is a milestone for innovation in Olympic historical past,” IOC President Thomas Bach stated after the vote on the IOC Common Meeting.
Meaning 474 athletes (baseball/softball: 234; karate 80; skateboarding 80; sport climbing 40; browsing 40) will participate within the video games within the Japanese metropolis. The variety of sports activities elevated from 28 to 32. “This must be essentially the most progressive recreation ever,” he stated.
Baja 2020’s Olympic agenda has allowed this system to increase. The reforms enable Olympic organizers to supply new sports activities which can be notably fashionable within the host nation and neighboring nations. The IOC hopes that the inhabitants will turn out to be extra within the video games.
“We need to embody the beliefs of the Olympic agenda, corresponding to youth, reliability and sustainability,” stated Yoshiro Mori, president of the organizing committee, and stated preparations have been on schedule. Fifty p.c of all competitors venues have been accomplished, and the Olympic Stadium ought to be accomplished in 2019.