Karate features two forms of competition: kata and kumite.
Kata: athletes perform a series of choreographed offensive and defensive techniques which are judged and scored for timing, strength, power, balance and speed.
Kumite: a series of one-on-one bouts divided by weight class. Each men’s kumite lasts three minutes, while women’s bouts last two minutes. Points are scored when kicks, strikes and punches are successfully landed.
Venue Tsurigasaki Surfing Beach
Competition Dates The best four days of waves during the Olympic period (July 24-August 9)
Surfing makes its Olympic debut with shortboard competitions for men and women. Shortboards are the highest performance surfboards, easily identifiable by their smaller size, three fins and overall pointy shape.
Each of the men’s and women's events at Tokyo 2020 will include 20 athletes. The Olympic format has not yet been formalized but it is speculated they may follow current ISA format of four-person heats, with the top-two scoring surfers advancing.
Venue Ariake Urban Sports Park
Competition Dates July 26-27, August 5-6 (Days 2-3, 12-13)
Skateboarding will be represented by four events at Tokyo 2020. Both men and women will compete in park and street events. Each event will include 20 athletes, competing in four heats of five with the top eight scorers across all heats advancing to the finals.
Street competitions will take place on a straight course with stairs, handrails, curbs, benches, slopes and walls. Judges will score athletes on their use of the course to showcase their range of skills.
Baseball returns to the Olympic program with a tournament for men featuring six 24-player teams. Canada played in the last two official Olympic baseball tournaments back in 2004 and 2008. Team Canada has had great success in recent years at the Pan American Games, winning gold in Guadalajara 2011 and Toronto 2015.
Sport climbing makes its Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020 with three disciplines: speed climbing, bouldering and lead climbing. 20 athletes of each gender will compete to qualify with six advancing to the finals.
In the qualification round, athletes will have a minimum of 30 minutes between the speed climbing and bouldering rounds and at least 120 minutes between the bouldering and lead climbing events. Ranking points will be awarded for each segment of the competition. The lower the ranking point total, the higher the climber's rank.
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