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Funk Butter
12-06-2015, 04:41 PM
Just thought I'd start a thread for the Tokyo Olympics even though the Rio one is a year away.

Olympic Games: Bridge, chess & tug of war apply for 2020 inclusion (http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/olympics/33109003)


Tug of war
Baseball & softball
Bowls
Sumo
American football
Flying disc
Underwater sports
Roller sports
Floorball
Korfball
Netball
Chess
Waterski and wakeboard
Bowling
Karate
Wushu
Snooker
Surfing
Sport climbing
Polo
Air sports
Raquetball
Squash
Orienteering
Bridge
Dance sport

Twilko
12-06-2015, 05:01 PM
Lots of debate about the olympic stadium plans at the moment. Originals plans were for a complicated retractable roof system which they now realise will go way over budget. Spending close to a billion does seem a bit much when the country already has huge debts.

http://m.bbc.com/sport/olympics/32780640

As I missed 2012, I'd like to still be here for this. Although that would mean I'd been living here for 12 years by then which is a little scary.

maestro
12-06-2015, 05:13 PM
squash should definately be in there

Less swimming, if one chap can win 7 gold medals then the events are too simular.

Funk Butter
07-08-2016, 09:44 AM
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today agreed to add baseball/softball, karate, skateboard, sports climbing and surfing to the sports programme for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.

https://www.olympic.org/news/ioc-approves-five-new-sports-for-olympic-games-tokyo-2020

Halftime Gold
16-08-2016, 12:08 PM
I'm guessing that's Karate Kid style point fighting rather than full contact Karate? with boxing moving closer to the pro sport there seems like there could be room for something like K-1 style kickboxing that would allow various Karate and Muay Thai fighters to face each other.