Summer Olympics Take 2: Tokyo 2021. The year isn’t the only thing different about this summer Olympics as new sports take the main stage this summer. Look for Surfing, Skateboarding, Karate, and Sports Climbing to be the most talked about events. Softball and Baseball are also making a comeback after being gone since 2008. If you are rooting for the home team, the United States should be competitors for gold in Skateboarding, Sports Climbing and Baseball although expect tough competition from the Olympic host country, Japan. Never thought Surfing was a “real” sport. Well, you know you’ve made it when the International Olympic Committee votes you in as an official event. Looking forward to seeing more alternative sports like Parkour make the official Olympic event list!
Learn more here from Athletics Weekly about what to expect from these new Olympic sports.