Skateboarding, Surfing, Other Sports Added to 2020 Olympics

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Five new sports have been added to the lineup of the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, which translates into more bros competing in the Games.

The new sports approved unanimously by the International Olympic Committee this week include skateboarding, surfing, climbing, karate, and baseball/softball—which is returning after having been removed for Rio 2016.

The IOC hopes that the addition of these five sports in addition to the 28 already slated for the games will draw in younger audiences.

“We want to take sport to the youth,” said IOC president Thomas Bach in a statement. “With the many options that young people have, we cannot expect any more that they will come automatically to us. We have to go to them.”

Including these five sports creates 18 new events and allows for 474 athletes, with equal numbers of men and women for each sport except baseball/softball.

We just have to wait another four years to see ollies and kickflips at the Olympics.

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