New Sports At The Tokyo Olympics After Covid Pandemic

The Tokyo Olympics is planning to hold on July 23. This happens after postponing the function for one year. The Tokyo organizers suggested six new sports for these summer games in order to include events that are popular in Japan. Here’s what’s new in Tokyo in 2021

Basket Ball: There are both males and women. On each side, there will be eight teams. Then, tournaments for qualifying are still going on. Four players make up a roster. After 10 minutes, games are played to 21 or to the team in the lead. Instead of 2s and 3s, like in 5-on-5 basketball, the game is scored in 1s and 2s.

New Sports At The Tokyo Olympics After Covid Pandemic
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Surfing: 40 surfers, both men and women (20 each). The field made up of qualifiers from a number of different international competitions. In both the men’s and women’s divisions, Australia, Brazil, France, Japan, Peru, and the United States each have two surfers.

Three rounds played. Surfers can catch up to 25 waves and will score on their moves’ difficulty, inventiveness, and flow, while there are no set scoring for tricks. The top two scores from each surfer will add together to decide who advances. Tokyo Olympic will very fascinating event with these changes.

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Surfing, maybe more than any other sport, depends on the weather, and it’s likely that rounds will be rescheduled if circumstances aren’t optimal. For all rounds of the competition, reserve days are in place.

Skateboarding: Men and women will be participating for this sport at Tokyo Olympic. There will be a total of 80 skaters, with 40 competing in each discipline. There are 26 nations in the field.

street and park skating are two varieties of skateboarding. Street skating uses stairs, rails and ramps. whereas, park skating uses a bowl. Skaters will scored on the difficulty of their runs, as well as their speed, execution, and overall flow. Skaters will give three timed runs in which to record their best time.

New Sports At The Tokyo Olympics After Covid Pandemic
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Skateboarding may feature the most diverse group of athletes in these Olympics, with two 12-year-olds competing alongside a 46-year-old.

There are 20 men and women in total. Speed, bouldering, and lead climbing are the three disciplines.

Two climbers compete to see who can reach the summit first on an identical vertical wall. Climbers “solve” boulder “issues” by navigating tough, one-of-a-kind routes to the summit. The objective is to solve as many as feasible within a set time limit. Climbers use safety ropes. However, climbers face a 15-meter wall and must reach the top within a certain amount of time. It’s the most common type.

The top overall climber in each of the three disciplines will receive the gold medal.

Karate : There are both males and women. There are 80 participants in all, with just one athlete representing each nation or area.

Kata and kumite are the two disciplines. Kata is a solo style of karate in which karatekas demonstrate aggressive and defensive maneuvers while being graded on technique. Two karatekas compete in kumite, a three-minute combat in which they must strike each other for points. The player who scores eight points first wins.

The fight to bring karate into the Olympics began in the 1970s, but it wasn’t successful until the IOC accepted it for the Tokyo Olympics in 2016.

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Free Style BMX: Men and women each have nine riders. Riders have two 60-second trips through the park, doing feats that will score on difficulty, execution, style, air, and other factors. Riders usually take a more cautious first run and then base their second run on the scores and how the rest of the field performed.

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