Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Five new sports for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Although a few events will kick off July 21, 2021, the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games opening ceremony is slated for July 23. .The organisers have introduced five new sports for the events expected to end August 8, 2021.

The Nation

While baseball-softball may come off as a reintroduction, Karate, surfing, sport climbing and skateboarding are entirely new additions in the history of the games..

The games will feature 339 events across 33 sports with Tokyo, Japan playing the hosting even though a number of sports and events will take place at venues outside the Japanese capital.

The competition is due to take place across 41 different venues, including the Japan National Stadium, Tokyo Stadium and the Yokohama Stadium.

15 new gold medals will be awarded at the next Olympics for 3×3 basketball, BMX freestyle, and mixed-gender events with the aim of boosting equality

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