Tokyo Olympics. (Photo: olympic.org)
Tokyo Olympics. (Photo: olympic.org)

Japan’s capital Tokyo’s governor Yuriko Koike said on that Thursday that there is a possibility that Tokyo Olympics will be held with the audience in the stadiums. He also added that discussions are going on to make Olympics and Paralympics effective and successful.

Due to coronavirus outbreak the Tokyo Olympics are delayed by an year initially they were scheduled to happen in 2020, the new dates have been released and the Olympics are scheduled to start on, Friday, 23rd July 2021 and the closing ceremony is on 8th August 2021. On the other hand, Paralympics will start from 24th August 2021 to 5th September 2021. The government has already done many meetings regarding the Olympics. Corona test of every single player will be compulsory along with that fewer people will be allowed inside the stadium to see the matches. 

This time a total of 206 nations and 11,091 athletes are expected to join the mega event. Along with that there will a total of 339 events and 3 sports to be precise. Five new sports have been added to the list in Rio Olympics 2016 there were a total of 28 sports in which athletes took part. The five newly introduced sports are as follows.

Sport Climbing – Unless you’ve been living under a rock, rather than climbing up it, you’ll know that climbing is the new brunch – everyone is doing it. Sports climbing consists of three events which are given below.

Speed climbing – This involves two climbers racing up a fixed route on a 15m wall, men and women compete on identical routes.

Bouldering – In this event, climbers scale several fixed routes on a 4m wall within a given time, without ropes, over a safety mat. The routes are called ‘problems’ and the athlete that ‘solves’ the most in the lowest number of attempts wins.

Lead climbing – This sees the competitors attempt to climb as high as possible on an overhanging 15m wall within a six-minute time limit. They are secured by a rope. The athlete who climbs to the highest point wins.

Surfing – Surfing is also makings its debut in Olympics, surfing events will take place on shidhshita beach which is located on japan’s coast.

Skateboarding – Yes, skateboarding is also an Olympic sport now with two events in it Park and Street.

Karate – There will be 80 athletes who will be competing in this event. There will be twp separate events for men and women namely Kata and Kumite.

Baseball/Softball (these are reinforced in Olympics after a gap of 12 years) – Two teams of nine players aim to score the most ‘runs’ by hitting a ball and running around a sequence of bases to reach the ‘home plate’. 

It is very similar to baseball but with a shorter distance between pitcher and batter, the ball is larger and less dense, and the bat is shorter.