Tokyo recommend five additional sports for 2020 Games

Tokyo recommend five additional sports for 2020 Games
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Published September 28th, 2015 - 20:32 GMT via SyndiGate.info

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The logo marks of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic (L) and Paralympic (R) Games are unveiled at the Tokyo city hall
The logo marks of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic (L) and Paralympic (R) Games are unveiled at the Tokyo city hall

The Tokyo Olympic organizing committee decided Monday to recommend baseball-softball, karate, surfing, sport climbing and skateboarding be added to the 2020 Games.

The five sports, if accepted by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), would add 18 competitions and 474 athletes to the programme for the 2020 summer Olympic Games, the committee said.

The committee made the recommendation from a choice of eight sports. Bowling, squash and wushu did not make the cut.

The IOC will make a final decision on including the sports for 2020 next August in Rio de Janeiro, prior to the 2016 Games.

© 2015 dpa GmbH

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