The Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 is about to come with amazing Opening Ceremony to be awaited. While we don’t yet know all the names of the more than 11,000 athletes that will be presented for competing, it’s never too late to start looking ahead to the new sports and events will be organized.
While some sports will be totally newly added, others are returning to the Olympic program after time of absence, and some existing sports with additional new events.
Here are all the changes to looking for when the Games get started on July 24, 2020:
Archery has been added to the Olympic program since 1972, but there will be a mixed team event added to the existing men’s and women’s individual and team recurve events for Olympic 2020. Mixed team is a match play format in which teams of one man and one woman compete head-to-head. The event was added at the Youth Olympic Games in 2010 and 2014 and has been organized at the World Archery Championships since 2011. The U.S. teams of Olympians Brady Ellison and Mackenzie Brown, Khatuna Lorig and Ellison have been very successful in winning the world cup stage in the past few years.
Baseball (men’s) and softball (women’s) make their comeback to the Olympic program after a brief absence in the past two seasons, and it could not be more appropriate time. In a country crazy for both sports, fans will pack the whole stadiums whenever Japan team is playing. But Team USA is the team hard to beat, having won the most recent World Baseball Classic. Baseball was organized at the Games from 1992-2008, with Team USA winning three of those five appearances. The U.S. women’s softball team also won three golds and a silver in four Olympic Games from 1996-2008.