Surfing at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics?

Surfing at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics?

The organizing committee for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo has recommended adding five additional sports to the international athletic competition:  Baseball/softball, karate, sports climbing, skateboarding, roller derby and surfing.


“One Step Closer: Surfing In The 2020 Olympics,” Jake Tellkamp, Surfing Magazine

“Surfing included in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games,” Surfer Today

“Surfing In Line To Ride The Waves To Olympic Gold In 2020,” Jill Scanlon, HuffPost Australia

“World Surf League relishes chance to showcase surfing to Olympic audience at Tokyo 2020 Games,” Anthony Pancia, ABC News (Australia)

“Surfing as an Olympic Sport for the Tokyo Games?” Bill Dorman,  Hawaii Public Radio

“Surfing and skateboarding among proposed additions for 2020 Olympics,” David Wharton, Los Angeles Times

“Surfing makes cut for Tokyo Games but not squash,” Jacquelin Magnay, The Australian


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Image (“The Great Wipeout Off Kanagawa, after Hokusai”) by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht,

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