Sports like Baseball, Karate to feature in Olympic list

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Tokyo: Tokyo Olympics organizers have recommended five more sports — baseball/softball, karate, and skateboard, sports climbing and surfing — be added to 2020 Summer Games, it was announced on Monday.Under the proposal, a total of 18 new medal events could be contested by an extra 474 athletes at the Games.

Under new rules, Olympic host cities can hand-pick sports they want to see contested at the Games, although the final decision rests with the International Olympic Committee, who will vote on the 2020 recommendations next August. Bowling squash had also been shortlisted for inclusion in Tokyo but was left off the final recommended list.