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Five New Sports Set To Come to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics (part 2)

Sport Climbing

Sport climbing might be a discipline within hiking. Within the 2020 Summer Olympics Games, athletes will be climbing on artificial climbing walls. There are three formats that will be run, including bouldering, speed climbing, and lead climbing.

Bouldering might be a more technical discipline within hiking involving climbing walls without the utilization of ropes or free climbing up short sections of rock. =

Speed climbing will see athletes go head-to-head and try to climb a 15m wall faster than their opponents.

Lead climbing means athletes will climb a delegated route on a climbing wall meanwhile attached to ropes. Athletes will achieve a podium spot either by reaching a better point than their opponents before falling or by climbing to the highest of the course within the fastest time.

Skateboarding

In an attempt to remain the Olympics relevant for the millennial generation, skateboarding might be a new sport that will be added to the 2020 games. Skateboarding involves making dynamic moves on a wooden board with two pairs of wheels thereon.

There will be two disciplines of skateboarding within the 2020 Olympics Games, Park and Street.

Park means skating on a series of ramps, including half pipes, quarter pipes, and bowls.

Street involves skating on a course containing reproductions of obstacles that are naturally found within the urban environment such as handrails, stair sets, benches, and boxes.

Surfing

Like skateboarding and sport climbing, surfing has been added to the 2020 Olympics Games in an effort to offer the game greater exposure to surfing novices and help keep the Olympics relevant within the era.

Despite several new wave pools opening across the earth over the recent years, the competition will involve surfers riding a true wave at Shidshita beach, which is about 40 miles outside of Tokyo. There will be both men’s and women’s categories. Since the competition will depend on there actually being a surf-able wave, there will be a 16 waiting period in order to permit for the simplest conditions possible.

If you’ve been experiencing withdrawals as the Women’s World Cup ended last month, there is some good news: The 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo are only less than one year away with four brand new sports. While swimming, track and field, and gymnastics usually steal the show, there are even more events to watch in 2020.

Karate

Fittingly, karate is a martial art which originated in Okinawa during the Ryukyu Dynasty. Karate will make its Olympic debut in Tokyo, joining taekwondo, judo, and wrestling. It consists of both men and women disciplines: kata (forms) and kumite (sparring).

Skateboarding

Skateboarding is a sport that is relegated to the streets of southern California and mostly niche competitions. It is making its Olympic debut, bringing a dash of street culture to the 2020 Summer Olympic Games. Olympic skateboarding will include two events: park and street.

Sport Climbing

In the Olympics, the sport climbing of men and women will include three disciplines: bouldering, speed climbing, and lead climbing.

Although climbers compete in these three disciplines separately in World Cup competition, each Olympic climber will have to participate in each one and final rankings will be determined by combined scores.

Surfing

Men and women shortboard competitors will hit Shidashita Beach on Pacific coast of Japan in 2020. Four athletes will compete at a time, with each heat lasting about 20 to 25 minutes, depending on the waves’ quality. During that period of time, each wave can only have one rider. The athletes are judged on the difficulty of the maneuvers that they perform instead of being judged on how many waves they catch. And masterful execution on large waves will bring the highest scores. An athlete’s 2 highest scores count, with the 2 surfers at the top of the rankings moving on to the next round.

Besides these four brand new sports, two sports, including men’s baseball and women’s softball, will return to the Summer Olympics in 2020 in Tokyo after being absent from the last two Summer Olympics.