Here’s a list of the sports that will be at the 2021 Olympics.
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The athletes who will be competing in the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics are already preparing for their events. But what sports will be included in the 2021 Olympics?
There are several new sports that have been added to the lineup, including skateboarding, karate, and surfing. These sports are all popular with a younger audience and are sure to be a hit with viewers.
Another new addition to the Tokyo Olympics is baseball/softball. This sport was last seen at the 2008 Beijing Olympics but was dropped from the 2012 London and 2016 Rio de Janeiro games. It is making a comeback for 2021, though, and fans of America’s national pastime will be sure to tune in.
The full list of sports that will be contested at the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics is as follows:
-Athletics (Track and Field)
-Equestrian -Fencing -Football (Soccer) -Golf -Handball -Judo -Karate -Modern Pentathlon -Rowing -Rugby Sevens -Sailing -Skateboarding -Softball -Surfing -Swimming -Synchronized Swimming -Table Tennis -Taekwondo Tennis Trampoline Gymnastics Triathlon Volleyball (Beach & Indoor) Water Polo Weightlifting Wrestling
Baseball and Softball
Baseball and softball will return to the Olympics in 2021 for the first time since 2008, when both sports were last played at the Beijing Games. Baseball will be included as a medal sport at the Tokyo Games, while softball will be a demonstration sport.
The sport of karate will appear for the first time at the upcoming Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) voted to include it as a part of the event’s sporting program. The other sports that were approved by the IOC for inclusion in the Tokyo Olympics are surfing, skateboarding, and climbing.
Karate was one of five sports vying for a spot in the Olympics, and it was selected over baseball/softball, squash, roller sports, and wushu. The IOC cited karate’s “proven global popularity” as a key factor in its decision to include the sport. It is estimated that there are more than 100 million karate practitioners worldwide.
The sport will be contested in two events: kata and kumite. Kata is a patterned form of movements performed alone, while kumite is a sparring match between two opponents. There will be 20 medal events in total (10 for each gender), with 60 athletes taking part (30 per gender).
The inclusion of karate in the Tokyo Olympics is seen as a significant move by the IOC to appeal to a younger demographic and to grow the popularity of the Summer Games beyond its traditional fanbase.
Held in Tokyo, Japan, the 2020 Summer Olympics are just around the corner. The Games will feature 33 sports and a total of 339 medal events. Here’s a quick look at five of the sports that will be contested at the upcoming Olympics.
Skateboarding – Making its Olympic debut in Tokyo, skateboarding will include two medal events: street and park. Street skateboarding will take place on a temporary course built inside the Athlete’s Village, while park skateboarding will be held at Ariake Coliseum.
Surfing – Also making its Olympic debut in Tokyo, surfing will be held at Tsurigasaki Beach in Chiba Prefecture. The competition will consist of two medal events: shortboard and longboard.
Sport Climbing – Sport climbing will make its Olympic debut in Tokyo, with competitions taking place at the Ariake Gymnasium. The sport will include three medal events: lead climbing, speed climbing, and bouldering.
Baseball/Softball – Baseball and softball will return to the Olympics for the first time since 2008, with competitions taking place at Nishigahara Stadium and Ariake Softball Stadium. Each sport will have two medal events: men’s baseball and women’s softball.
Karate – Karate will make its second Olympic appearance in Tokyo, with competitions taking place at the Nippon Budokan. The sport will include two medal events: kata and kumite.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced that surfing will make its debut at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. This means that there will be two surfing events: one for men and one for women. There are also plans to introduce a mixed team event. At the moment, it is not yet clear how many athletes will be able to compete in each event.
Climbing will make its debut at the 2021 Olympics in Tokyo. The sport will include bouldering, lead climbing, and speed climbing, with athletes competing in both men’s and women’s events. There will be a total of 20 medals up for grabs—10 gold, six silver, and four bronze.
The International Olympic Committee voted in 2016 to add five sports to the Tokyo Olympics in 2020: baseball/softball, karate, skateboarding, sports climbing, and surfing. These additions bring the total number of sports in the Olympics to a record 33. Here is the full list of sports that will be contested at the Tokyo Olympics in 2020:
Synchronized swimming Table tennis Taekwondo Tennis Track and field Triathlon Volleyball Water polo Weightlifting Wrestling