Saturday , 13 April 2024


New sports at the program of the next Olympic Games

Baseball and softball, karate, skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing have all been added to the Tokyo 2020 programme, it was confirmed in Rio.

The decision, made in a single vote by International Olympic Committee (IOC) members, had been widely expected, although the ratification came after the raising of several concerns and criticisms of the process. It means 18 new events and 474 new athletes will appear on the Olympic programme.

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