November 29, 2022

The Olympic program is all the time altering and evolving (sorry about your elimination in 1900, Basque Pelota), however there haven’t been many Olympiads which have seen as a lot change because the one between Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020.

The Rio de Janeiro 2016 video games noticed 28 sports activities with 306 medal occasions, however that can transfer as much as 33 sports activities and 339 occasions for Tokyo 2021. With new occasions in skateboarding, browsing, and karate, in addition to the return of baseball and softball, there might be extra occasions than ever earlier than. However there may also be much less complete opponents: 11,238 athletes participated in Rio 5 years in the past, whereas solely 11,091 are to this point anticipated in Japan.

Wrestling was initially scheduled to be dropped from this Video games, however was returned by the IOC in September of 2013.

New occasions for Tokyo 2020

Archery (1): Combined workforce occasion
Athletics (1): Combined 4×400 relay
Baseball (1): (Males solely)
Basketball (2): 3-on-3, Males and Ladies
Swimming (3): Males’s 800 m freestyle, ladies’s 1500 m freestyle, blended 4 × 100 m medley relay
Biking (4): The Madison (Males and Ladies), BMX Freestyle (Males and Ladies)
Fencing (2): Males’s Crew Sabre, Ladies’s Crew Foil
Judo (1): Combined workforce occasion
Karate (8): (Kumite, three weight lessons for women and men; Kata, women and men).
Skateboarding (4): (Park Males and Ladies, Road Males and Ladies)
Softball (1): Ladies
Sport Climbing (2): Males and Ladies
Browsing (2): Males and Ladies
Desk Tennis (1): Combined doubles
Triathlon (1): Combined workforce relay

Dropped occasions from Rio 2016

Weightlifting (1): Weight limits modified, one much less males’s class

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