Karate, surfing, skateboarding, rock climbing and baseball / softball. The plan to modernize the Olympics
Five new sports in Tokyo in 2020
They were on the agenda of the IOC, which tonight has officially voted the karate hall, surfing, skateboarding, rock climbing and baseball / softball in the Olympic program in the coming games.
The newcomers were expected since two years ago, President Thomas Bach had launched the Agenda 2020 with the aim to modernize the Games. And they were voted unanimously. It could only be the host of the Tokyo karate as it had been in ’64 for judo. Despite the entry of other combat sports – taekwondo – the way of karate, longtime Olympic candidate, has been very long, it is said because of the different acronyms that have represented internationally. The conclusion of a legal dispute has allowed the IOC – which rinosce federation headed – to give the entrance to one of the most popular sports in the world, even among the very young and in the schools for the educational value of sport besides discipline.
The intention of the IOC to “rejuvenate” the Olympics is indeed evident in the skateboard choices – snowboarding entered the Winter Games in Turin in 2006 – and the surf that was its father. We skate have been proposed specialties “street” and “park” both male and female. Surfing is now a global sport, already a legend of Hawaii and lifestyle that spreading to the whole world and to a wider pool of practitioners has increased to 90 the number of countries members of the International Federation Isa, not to mention that the best professionals count already on a circuit of international competitions and participate in the World Surf League.
Young and on the rise, even in confined spaces and / or citizens on the artificial surface, climbing is represented by Ifsc that was born only in 2007 and was recognized by the IOC in 2010. Three years ago his entry had been rejected. These are fast sports, acrobatic movement, in short, in line with the tastes of the younger generation and grammar multi-platform Flash use to which they are accustomed younger.
To obtain the consent of all the five new entry has studied a compromise, that the new sport will go to the Games Organizing Committee expenses. This because of the fact that the federations do not enter the allotment of Olympic revenues, the cake that share the 28 hours that give life to the big show and you would perhaps opposed to the analysis by 33. The IOC reserves the right to review the ‘ architecture, perhaps raising to 30 the number of federations and taking away the place to someone. It is no secret that it is not like the package chain of golfers who downgraded the level of the Rio tournament.
Returns likely to remain baseball after missing the 2012 London and several appearances as a demonstration sport. The difficulty was that the female version was run by another federation. Now the number one baseball / softball Vaccari is the Italian to head the new entity bisexual World Baseball Softball Confederation.