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New sports

added for tokyo 2020

Starting in Tokyo 2020, the Summer Olympics will include 4 new sports listed below with the return of baseball/softball

Karate

Karate has roots that trace back thousands of years, and now join the other martial arts at the Olympics

KARATE
kata
kumite
KATA COMPETITION

Athletes choose which kata they will demonstrate from approximately 75 types designated by the World Karate Federation (WKF). At the tournament, competitors are required to demonstrate a different kata for each match, including the final.

KUMITE COMPETITION

Competitors send tsuki, or punches, and keri, or kicks, with explosive force at the prescribed regions of their opponent's body. Competitors switch between attacking and defending so instantaneously that only very observant spectators are able to discern which competitor has succeeded in completing a tsuki or keri.




MEN: 60kg, 67kg, 75kg, 84 kg, +84kg
WOMEN: 50kg, 55kg, 61kg, 68 kg +68kg

(CITATION: "Karate." Tokyo2020. JOC, n.d. Web.)

skateboarding

skate-
boarding

Skateboarding has been a popular sport for many years,
and has grown as a professional sport at the Olympics

SKATE-
BOARDING
park
street
OVERVIEW

For the park competition, a course called a "combination pool," which contains bowls and pools in a complex combination with ramps and course bends, will be used.For the street competition, a street-like course with stairs, curbs, slopes and rails will be used. In both disciplines, skaters will be scored based on the degree of difficulty, consistency in completing tricks, the overall routine, speed and originality.

(CITATION: "Skateboarding." Tokyo2020. JOC, n.d. Web.)

Sport
Climbing

The first world championship for sport climbing was just
25 years ago, now it’s been introduced to the Olympics

SPORT
CLIMBING
lead
speed
bouldering
LEAD CLIMBING

Lead climbing is a height competition within a specified timeframe in which climbers attach a safety rope and climb a fixed course on a wall exceeding 12 meters.

SPEED CLIMBING

Speed climbing is a sprint race in which split-second timing is required. Speed climbers climb a fixed route on a 15-meter wall with holds.

BOULDERING

Climbers climb fixed routes on a wall of 5 meters or less, and are ranked by the number of routes they have completed in the designated timeframe. It is important to climb in the least number of attempts as possible.

(CITATION: "Sport Climbing." Tokyo2020. JOC, n.d. Web.)

Surfing

Surfing has been around as a casual activity for forever,
but is just now getting recognition as an Olympic sport

SURFING
OVERVIEW

In the sport of surfing, the winner is the surfer who scores the most points by riding waves. A panel of judges scores a surfer's ride by analysing the degree of difficulty, level of innovation, and progressiveness of manoeuvres performed, and the amount of variety of manoeuvres performed on one ride. Each surfer's two highest scores in a time-limited heat are totalled for his/her final score to determine the winner.

(CITATION: "Surfing." Tokyo2020. JOC, n.d. Web.)

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