The Olympics opens to Surfing among 4 other sports including softball/baseball, skateboarding, karate and sport climbing. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has supported the inclusion of these 5 additional sports in the upcoming Tokyo Olympics in 2020. These 5 sports will be submitted to the IOC session.
The Tokyo 2020 Games vision focuses on the youth. These 5 sports are well established and have gained significant popularity in several countries; and have strong influence and appeal to the youth.
Official details are yet to be released. Although the idea of adding Surfing to the pinnacle of all sporting events appeals to many Surfing enthusiasts, the sport’s addition to Tokyo Olympics is yet to be made official.