Skateboarding will make its Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020 with four events. Men and women will each compete in park and street events.
Surfing will make its Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020. There are various disciplines of surfing, based on the size and type of board used. In its first Olympic appearance, surfing will feature shortboard competitions for men and women.
Sport climbing will make its Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020. Three disciplines – speed climbing, bouldering, and lead climbing – will be included in a combined event, contested in that order.
Although variations of rugby have existed since the Middle Ages, the first international match, played between Scotland and England, was not documented until 1871. There are two primary variants of rugby: Union and Sevens. While Rugby Union, featuring 15 players per side, had previously been on the Olympic program four times, it is Rugby Sevens (with seven players per side) that brought the sport back to the Games at Rio 2016.
Racquetball was invented on a Connecticut handball court in 1949 by Joe Sobek, who wanted a game with a fast…
Olympic wrestling includes six men’s freestyle events (57kg, 65kg, 74kg, 86kg, 97kg, 125kg), six women’s freestyle events (48kg, 53kg, 58kg, 63kg, 69kg, 75kg) and six men’s Greco-Roman events (59kg, 66kg, 75kg, 85kg, 98kg, 130kg).
Olympic weightlifting will be gender equal for the first time at Tokyo 2020 where there will be seven events each for men and women.
Water skiing and wakeboarding are two of the most spectacular and exciting sports at the Pan American Games. Both feature…