The Olympic program is at all times altering and evolving (sorry about your removing in 1900, Basque Pelota), however there haven’t been many Olympiads which have seen as a lot change because the one between Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020.
The Rio de Janeiro 2016 video games noticed 28 sports activities with 306 medal occasions, however that may transfer as much as 33 sports activities and 339 occasions for Tokyo 2021. With new occasions in skateboarding, browsing, and karate, in addition to the return of baseball and softball, there will probably be extra occasions than ever earlier than. However there will even be much less whole opponents: 11,238 athletes participated in Rio 5 years in the past, whereas solely 11,091 are up to now anticipated in Japan.
Wrestling was initially scheduled to be dropped from this Video games, but was returned by the IOC in September of 2013.
New occasions for Tokyo 2020
Archery (1): Combined staff occasion
Athletics (1): Mixed 4×400 relay
Baseball (1): (Males solely)
Basketball (2): 3-on-3, Men and Women
Swimming (3): Males’s 800 m freestyle, ladies’s 1500 m freestyle, combined 4 × 100 m medley relay
Biking (4): The Madison (Males and Ladies), BMX Freestyle (Males and Ladies)
Fencing (2): Males’s Group Sabre, Ladies’s Group Foil
Judo (1): Combined staff occasion
Karate (8): (Kumite, three weight lessons for women and men; Kata, women and men).
Skateboarding (4): (Park Males and Ladies, Avenue Males and Ladies)
Softball (1): Ladies
Sport Climbing (2): Males and Ladies
Browsing (2): Males and Ladies
Desk Tennis (1): Combined doubles
Triathlon (1): Combined staff relay
Dropped occasions from Rio 2016
Weightlifting (1): Weight limits modified, one much less males’s class