Tokyo Olympics seek a high five

Organizers for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics are recommending a quintet of new sports and 18 events for the Games. In addition to baseball and softball, surfing and skateboarding along with karate and sports climbing made the cut proposed by the Tokyo organizing committee. The recommendation will be submitted to the International Olympic Committee, which will make a final decision in Rio de Janeiro in August 2016. The International Surfing Association was among the organizations expressing their pleasure with the decision, stating, “Tokyo 2020’s announcement today is an extraordinary moment for our sport and for the global Surfing Community. The ISA has been riding an amazing wave in this journey for Olympic inclusion and we are thrilled that Tokyo 2020 recognizes the exceptional value and youthful lifestyle that Surfing can bring to the 2020 Games.”

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