Skateboarding, Sport Climbing, and Surfing Could Be The Next Olympic Sports

Skateboarding, Sport Climbing, and Surfing Could Be The Next Olympic Sports

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Skateboarding, Sport Climbing, and Surfing Could Be The Next Olympic Sports

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Surfers are wondering whether Olympic competition will be held on manmade or natural waves | Kelly Slater here ripping his own man-made product

[Cover Photo: Rio2016/Marcos de Paula]

While the summer Olympics have long been known for hosting formulaic and traditional sports such as track and field, soccer, and gymnastics, three new sports are looking to break that monotony.

Related: Kitesurfing Added To 2016 Olympics In Rio

According to a recent release from the International Olympic Committee, skateboarding and surfing are being discussed as possible additions in a five sport addition to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The other sports up for approval include karate, sport climbing, and baseball/softball.

The 5 sport package would add 18 events and 474 athletes to the 2020 Summer Olympic

The five sport package is at the top of the list of things that IOC officials are currently discussing concerning the 2020 Olympic Agenda. However, fans of the following sports will have to wait till sometime in 2017 before any decisions are made official. In the meantime, surfers are wondering whether or not surf events would be held on natural waves or if a wave facility like Kelly Slater’s would be utilized for its predictability and wave equity.

Sport Climbing is alos on the list of sports that could be added | Climber: Jessa Younker | Photo Credit:

Sport Climbing is another possible addition | Climber: Jessa Younker | Photo Credit: Amila Tennakoon

Find the entire IOC release here: IOC EXECUTIVE BOARD SUPPORTS TOKYO 2020 PACKAGE OF NEW SPORTS FOR IOC SESSION

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