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Step closer for five Olympic sports

28 September 2015

TOKYO 2020: The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee has announced that it has proposed 18 additional events from five sports to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for inclusion at the Games of the XXXII Olympiad (Tokyo 2020). 

Skateboarding, surfing, baseball/softball, karate and sport climbing, will be presented to the IOC who will make a final decision at the 129th IOC Session in Rio in August 2016.

Three-time World Champion Mick Fanning is confident Australia’s surfing superstars can climb to the top of the Olympic podium if the sport is to make its debut at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. More >>

Skateboarding is set to hit new heights in Australia after the sport took a giant leap towards joining the Olympic programme for the Tokyo 2020 Games. More >>

A dream of competing on the world stage in front of family and friends is driving Australia’s next generation of Karate stars, after Tokyo 2020 organisers recommended to the IOC the sport should be included at the 2020 Games. More >>

Softball and baseball near a Games return after being dropped from the Olympic programme after Beijing 2008. More >>

Interest in Sport Climbing is set to rise to unparalleled levels in Australia after the sport edged closer to making its Olympic debut in 2020. More >>

Matt Bartolo and Annie Kearney
olympics.com.au

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