The 2020 Summer Olympics will be held in Tokyo, Japan. Tokyo beat out Istanbul and Madrid for the hosting rights to the Games that was announced in September 2013. The 2020 Olympics will take place between July 24th and August 9th, 2020. This will be the second time that Tokyo has hosted the Summer Olympics, previously serving in this capacity in 1964. Not many sports fans know that the city was also chosen to host the 1940 Games; however, they were cancelled due to World War II. Other Japanese cities that have hosted the Winter Olympics include Sapporo in 1972 and Nagano in 1998. As we get closer to the 2020 Summer Olympics, we will have additional schedules and other information posted here for you to enjoy! Once the 2020 Games occur, Tokyo will join LA, Paris, Athens, and London to be one of only five cities to host the Summer Olympics more than one time in the world.
What New Sports will be at the 2020 Olympics?
For the 2020 Games, there will be a total of five new sports added to the mix. They include karate, sport climbing, surfing, skate boarding, baseball, and softball.
What are the Sports that will be Competing in the 2020 Olympics?
For the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, there will be a total of 33 sports. With the five new sports, there will be a total of 18 new events at the Games.
1. Aquatics (includes diving, swimming, synchronized swimming, and water polo)
4. Baseball and Softball
7. Canoe / Kayak
8. Cycling (includes BMX, Road, Mountain Bike and Track)
11. Football (soccer)
13. Gymnastics (Artistic, Rhythmic and Trampolining)
17. Karate (There will be six kumite sparring and two kata demonstration categories)
18. Modern Pentathlon
20. Rugby 7s
23. Skate boarding (men and women’s street and park skateboarding events)
24. Sport Climbing (bouldering and lead and speed combined climbing)
25. Surfing (men’s and women’s short board surfing )
26. Table Tennis
29. Track & Field
31. Volleyball (beach and indoor volleyball)
33. Wrestling (Greco-Roman and Freestyle)