EXCITING NEW SPORTS ADDED TO TOKYO 2020!

CBC/Radio-Canada is the official broadcaster of Tokyo 2020

DISCOVER WHAT'S NEW
Karate

KARATE

Venue
Nippon Budokan

Competition Dates
August 6-8 (Days 13-15)

Events
8 (4 men, 4 women)

National Federation:
Karate Canada

International Federation:
World Karate Federation (WKF)

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.

Surfing

SURFING

Venue
Tsurigasaki Surfing Beach

Competition Dates
The best four days of waves during the Olympic period (July 24-August 9)

Events
2 (1 men, 1 women)

National Federation:
Surf Canada

International Federation:
International Surfing Association (ISA)

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.

Surfing

SKATEBOARD

Venue
Ariake Urban Sports Park

Competition Dates
July 26-27, August 5-6 (Days 2-3, 12-13)

Events
4 (2 men, 2 women)

National Federation:
Canada Skateboard

International Federation:
World Skate

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.

Surfing

BASEBALL

Venue
Yokohama Baseball Stadium, Fukushima
Azuma Baseball Stadium

Competition Dates
July 29-August 8 (Days 5-15)

Events
1 (1 men)

National Federation:
Baseball Canada

International Federation:
World Baseball Softball Confederation

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.

Surfing

SPORT CLIMBING

Venue
Aomi Urban Sports Venue

Competition Dates
August 4-7 (Days 11-14)

Events
2 (1 men, 1 women)

National Federation:
Climbing Escalade Canada

International Federation:
International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC)

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.

 

Please know that cookies are required to operate and enhance our services. We value your privacy. If you are not comfortable with us using this information, please review your settings before continuing your visit.