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Skateboarding has officially become a sport in the Olympic Games

Skateboarding has officially become a sport in the Olympic Games

Yesterday we had great news. Skateboarding is now an Olympic sport. Tokyo 2020 will have 33 Olympic sports instead of the 28 sports that there is currently in Rio. The aim is to engage a younger audience, the IOC (International Olympic Committee) is trying to adapt to current times and for that reason they have included this sport. Also baseball, softball, surfing, climbing and karate wil be in Tokyo. Skateboarding and climbing will lead to the creation of a space called Street sports.

The next games will forget the ruins of Olympia and will be focused on young people turning skateboarding into a widely known sport.

There will be street and park competitions and male and female categories, as Fujio Mitarai, responsible for additional sports for Tokyo 2020, said .There will be 40 athletes (20 women / 20 men) in both competitions.

 

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