Five new sports for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

General, Participant/Parent

May 9, 2018

Five sports will make their debut at the upcoming Summer Olympic Games.

Baseball/softball, surfing, sports climbing, skateboarding, and karate will become Olympic sports at the 2020 Games in Tokyo, adding 18 events in total.

“The five sports are an innovative combination of established and emerging, youth-focused events that are popular in Japan and will add to the legacy of the Tokyo Games,” said Thomas Bach, IOC president, in 2016.

Learn more about common injuries, risk factors, and prevention for each of the five new Olympic sports: baseball/softball, surfing, sports climbing, skateboarding, and karate.