04 August 2016

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Latest Update: IOC Approved Five More Sports for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

With Rio 2016 Olympic games is ahead to start, here is the latest update from the official sources regarding the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. As per the latest info, an interesting thing that is known addition of the five more sports to the Tokyo 2020 games have been approved by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on 3rd of August 2016 i.e., on Wednesday. Check out the information regarding the list of those five sports that are approved for the Tokyo 2020 given below.

Five More Sports Approved For Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

Five News Sports for Tokyo 2020

The list of the five more new sports approved for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games include the baseball/softball, sport climbing, karate, skateboarding and surfing. These five news sports have been proposed by the organizers of the Tokyo in the last September and the IOC members have approved them unanimously. As per the new IOC rule, the local host organizers have the right to propose at least one game to be added additionally for the Olympic sports. This new approval is exclusively for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. These new games will be adding a total of 18 events and 474 athletes to the upcoming Olympic programme.

Now, the Tokyo 2020 will be featuring a total of 33 sports and 11,000 athletes which is more when compared to the Rio 2016 10,500 athletes. With the approval of the five new games, organizers hope that games like skateboarding will grab the worldwide audience attention as the snowbard halfpipe that has in the games of Winter Olympics.


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