Tokyo hosted their first Summer Olympics in 1964, and they are now all set to host the 2020 Summer Olympics, becoming the first city in Asia to host Olympics twice. Since the modern Olympics in 1896, the Olympics has seen its fair share of sports. Many sports like Cricket, Tug-of-war, Lacrosse and Roque have come and gone in the Olympic program.
The Tokyo Olympic qualifications are coming to an end. This year, there will be 339 events representing 33 different sports. Six sports will be making their debut. New sports include Karate, Skateboarding, Sport climbing and Surfing. Baseball and Softball will be making a comeback, since being dropped back in the 2012 Games. Surfing will take place on the Pacific coast of Japan, while skateboarding is all set to have two categories: street and park.
Sports climbing will combine all 3 disciplines: speed, boulder and lead. Karate, which struggled to debut in the 1970s, will now finally be a part of the Olympics. Three on three basketball is a new event that will be added to the Tokyo Olympic Program.
Here are the sports that are a part of the Tokyo Olympics
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With the Tokyo Olympics all set to start soon, the world is ready to see the magnificence of all the athletes who are waiting to shine.