Tokyo 2020; IOC Supports proposal to add five new sports

Karate, skateboarding, sports climbing, surfing and baseball / softball are proposed to be added to the Olympic program.

The Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) today supported the proposal to add the package of five new sports to the programme of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. If approved at the 129th IOC session in Rio de Janeiro in August, the change would be the most comprehensive evolution of the Olympic programme in modern history.

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The 129th IOC session takes place in Rio de Janeiro from August 1 to August 4.