The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced today that five new sports have been added to the roster of the Olympic Games to be held in Tokyo in 2020. These are:
- Sports Climbing, and
The IOC said that, “Plans call for staging the skateboarding and sports climbing events in temporary venues installed in urban settings, marking a historic step in bringing the Games to young people and reflecting the trend of urbanisation of sport.”
These are welcome and unique additions to the biggest sporting event in the world. Here’s hoping for more laurels for India!
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