IOC Executive Board support proposal for five new sports

By iSportconnect | June 2, 2016

The IOC Executive Board has supported a proposal to allow five new sports into the programme for the 2020 games in Tokyo.

The IOC believes the five sports — karate, cheapest pills skateboarding, viagra buy sports climbing, surfing and baseball/softball —  will offer a key focus on youth.

The package of five sports will now be submitted to the IOC Session where they will be discussed and potentially approved.

These sports are considered on top of the athlete and event quota recommendations for Olympic sports outlined in Olympic Agenda 2020, and will not take places away from athletes in existing Olympic sports.

Discussions on the event programme in the existing 28 Olympic sports for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 are ongoing, and will be finalised by the IOC Executive Board in mid-2017.

The Organising Committee for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 proposed the new sports in response to the new flexibility provided by Olympic Agenda 2020, the IOC’s strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement, to encourage innovation in the Olympic programme. Olympic Agenda 2020 gives host cities the option of suggesting new sports and events for inclusion in their edition of the Games.

The host city selections are not binding on future Games hosts.

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