Here are all the new disciplines that will make their Olympic debut in Tokyo 2020, scheduled from 23 July to 8 August
The Tokyo 2020 Olympics will be very special: the fact that they take place in 2021 due to the pandemic makes them a special edition , but it will not be just the necessarily “wrong” name that will make them go down in history. (Also Read: Albert Batyrgaziev Won the European Olympic Qualification)
The 32nd Olympics, which will be held from 23 July to 8 August 2021 (find out who our standard-bearers are here) , will see the debut of four disciplines and the wait to find out how the competitions will take place and what spectacle they will offer grows.
The new sports have been approved by the International Olympic Committee and will bring those present at the Tokyo 2020 edition to thirty-three, for a total of fifty disciplines divided into three hundred and thirty-nine events.
Two hundred nations present will compete to take home the prestigious medals, among which, for the first time, those for skateboarding, karate, climbing and surfing will be awarded.
In addition, baseball and softball (united under a single international federation) will return to Tokyo 2020, absent from Beijing 2008.
And there is curiosity for a new discipline (branch of basketball), the 3 against 3 that promises a great show.
The Tokyo 2020 Olympics will take place in different locations, even very distant from each other and from the Olympic village . For example, the surfing competitions will be held in the waters of the Enoshima island , which will also host the sailing competitions. The islet, just four kilometers in circumference, is considered a true paradise by Japanese surfers. It is the destination of thousands of tourists every year and promises wind, a dream sea and unspoiled nature.
In Japan there will also be the baptism of skateboarding , a highly adrenaline-fueled sport that is gradually conquering a large number of practitioners and enthusiasts. Representing the Azzurri there will be Ivan Federico from Turin and Alessandro Mazzara from Rome , who won the pass in the last stage of season 2 of the Dew Tour.
It seems strange, but one of the most practiced sports in the world, karate, had never been included in the Olympic program. To remedy this, the organizers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics thought about it, and so this martial art practiced and loved all over the world has finally become a reality even in the most fascinating sports competition ever.
Among the blues and blues who will try to get on the podium, there is Angelo Crescenzo , world champion in 2018 and European vice-champion in 2019 of 60 kg. «After an extremely long and difficult qualification process, I managed to earn the Olympic pass. I touched the sky with a finger, now I have to concentrate and give my all. My opponents are very strong, but my goal is to win gold! “.
The debut in five circles also for sport climbing, which will surely capture the attention of thousands of spectators. In Tokyo 2020 there will be two races, one for men and one for women. All this will take place on the days from 3 to 6 August , when the qualifiers will be held first