In Tokyo, baseball/softball, karate, skateboarding, sports climbing, and windsurfing are five new or renewed sports in the Olympic programme.
Five new sports are on the program at the Olympic Games in Tokyo. The idea behind this is to make the Olympics again more attractive to younger audiences.
Baseball / softball, karate, skateboarding, sports climbing and surfing – these are the five summer sports in which Olympic medals are awarded for the first time (or again) in 2021. Interesting: with baseball / softball and karate, there are also two sports They are especially popular in the host country Japan.
For men’s baseball and softball, it’s a comeback. Both sports were Olympics until 2008 – softball since 1996, baseball since 1992. Japan and the United States are the favorites for both sexes.
In 2016, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced the approval of Karate for the Summer Games in Japan. Apparently, the sport is no longer planned for the Olympic Games in Paris. With Elena Quirici, a Swiss runner will also attend the premiere – and Dernière – at the start. The sport will be dropped from the program again in 2024.
The skater scene looks at the inclusion of his sport in the Olympic program with mixed feelings. On the one hand, actors are afraid to commercialize sports, and on the other hand, athletes are looking forward to representing their country and their sport in front of a large television audience.
This addition to the program is particularly good news for Switzerland. In a mixture of speed, rock and drive, Petra Klingler, a Swiss athlete, belongs to the expanding group of medal contenders.
For surfers, Chiba Prefecture east of Tokyo is the cruise destination. The competitions will be held over two days and in the short panels category.
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