Sports at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games

Here are the 33 sports to be included on the program for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. Five new sports have been added to the program in Tokyo: baseball and softball, karate, sport climbing, skateboarding and surfing. This means 18 new events and 474 extra athletes will appear on the Olympic program.

  1. Aquatics (including swimming, diving and synchronized swimming, water polo)
  2. Archery
  3. Badminton
  4. Baseball and Softball - will be held at the main venue of the Yokohama Stadium
  5. Basketball
  6. Boxing
  7. Canoe / Kayak
  8. Cycling - including Track, Road, Mountain Bike and BMX - Track cycling and mountain bike events will take place 120 kilometres away from Tokyo in Izu.
  9. Equestrian
  10. Fencing
  11. Football (soccer)
  12. Golf
  13. Gymnastics (Artistic, Rhythmic and Trampolining)
  14. Handball
  15. Hockey
  16. Judo
  17. Karate - six kumite and two kata categories. To be held at the Nippon Budokan in central Tokyo.
  18. Modern Pentathlon
  19. Rowing
  20. Rugby 7s
  21. Sailing
  22. Shooting
  23. Skateboarding - men and women's street and park skateboarding events
  24. Sport Climbing - bouldering and lead and speed combined climbing
  25. Surfing - men's and women's shortboard surfing, to be held about one hour from Tokyo at Shida Shita Point
  26. Table Tennis
  27. Taekwondo
  28. Tennis
  29. Track & Field
  30. Triathlon
  31. Volleyball - indoor and beach volleyball
  32. Weightlifting
  33. Wrestling (Greco-Roman and Freestyle)

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