Tokyo2020 proposes 18 additional events from five sports — Olympic News

The Japan Sports Agency was launched Thursday to coordinate the country’s sports administration ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, with an Olympic gold medalist serving as its first commissioner.


This package of events represents both traditional and emerging, youth-focused events, all of which are popular both in Japan and internationally.

According towards the Tokyo 2020 internet website, this is actually the one time any board continues to be permitted to add examples of sports to add onto the computer software for the Olympics.

For sport this is actually a possibility go back to the Olympic… Twenty-six IOC-recognised worldwide Federations originally applied, and eight of these were shortlisted in June 2015. The proposal will be submitted to the International Olympic Committee, who will make a final decision in Rio de Janeiro in August 2016. “This is not only a great opportunity for our sport and the skaters, but also for the Games”.

Based on the announcement made earlier today, the five sports that have been included are baseball/softball, skateboarding, sports climbing, karate and skiing.


Under the proposal, a total of 18 new medal events could be contested by an extra 474 athletes at the Games.

Nick Matthew playing squash