Baseball, surfing, karate, rock climbing, and skateboarding. Why and how are these disciplines introduced in the next Olympic Games?
The International Olympic Committee (IOC), through what is indicated in its Olympic Charter, accepts or rejects the participation of the different sports in the Games. According to this document, 28 disciplines are fixed and, since its last modification in 2014, the country hosting the Olympic Games may suggest others (maximum five).
The basic criteria for a sport to be Olympic are the following: it must have a male federation in at least 75 countries on four continents and a female federation in 40 countries on three continents. Then, each country that organizes the Olympic Games can propose that disciplines be added or removed, taking into account several considerations, such as its strength in a certain discipline, climatic, physical and economic conditions. Finally, the IOC will vote if they are accepted or not.
How will each new discipline compete?
20 women and 20 men will compete in the street or street mode and the same number for park. The qualifiers will come out of a combination of national and international events that will serve to create a world ranking.
It will be represented by 20 men and 20 women, who will compete in shortboard or shortboard. All surfers selected by their respective federations for their national teams must participate in the 2019 and 2020 ISA World Surfing Games to qualify for Olympic qualification.
Sport climbing will compete at the Olympic Games in three categories: bouldering or block climbing; speed and difficulty or lead climbing. A total of 20 men and 20 women will compete in this discipline.
There will be a female event (10 women) and another male (10 men)
- The -50kg and -55kg weights will merge into -55kg.
- The weight of -61kg will stay the same.
- The high weights of -68kg and + 68kg will merge into + 61kg.
- The -60kg and -67kg weights will merge into a -67kg.
- The -75kg weight will stay the same.
- The -84kg and + 84kg weights will merge into + 75kg.
Baseball and softball
It will be divided into a 6-team tournament, each consisting of 24 men. In softball there will be 6 teams of 15 women.