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Skateboarding: Can it Replicate the Snowboarding Magic?

I used to ride a skateboard that looked just like the blue one below, riding it up and down Daniels Street in front of my house, and then taking it up the steeper hill past Coolidge, and bringing it back down that 45 degree incline, wondering if a car was going to speed through the intersection. 294 more words


Sport Climbing Shortlisted for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

As far as full-body workouts go, there are few sports that hit as hard as rock climbing.

The popularity of the sport has grown over recent years as gyms have popped up in cities around the world. 432 more words


Tokyo 2020 proposes 18 new events in 5 sports to the International Olympic Committee

TOKYO — On Monday, the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee announced it had sent a request to the International Olympic Committee to include five new sports and 18 events at the 2020 Olympic games. 159 more words


Sport Climbing: One Step Closer

For those who were passionately supporting the inclusion of wushu or bowling into the 2020 Olympics, the decision of the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee yesterday must have driven you up the wall. 154 more words


What's wrong with squash?

Perhaps unsurprisingly squash has failed in it its bid for inclusion at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Baseball was always a shoo-in given the Nippon Professional Baseball league is Japan’s most watched sport competition. 1,192 more words

Baseball and softball among five new sports proposed for Tokyo 2020

Updated: September 29

The organizing committee for Tokyo 2020 has decided it will propose 18 new events across five sports for its Olympic Games.

The sports that will be pumped are baseball and softball, karate, skateboarding, sport climbing, and surfing. 333 more words


Tokyo 2020 proposes adding baseball, softball, 4 more sports to Olympics

Tokyo 2020 proposed adding baseball, softball, karate, skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing to its Olympic program on Monday.

The International Olympic Committee will make a final decision in August as to which sports will be added for the 2020 Games, if any. 758 more words