Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Xtra | Xtra

© Reuters Images

Seven sports seek inclusion for 2020 Games

Leaders of seven sports bodies have made their pitch to the International Olympic Committee for inclusion at the 2020 Summer Games.

Bidders gave presentations to the IOC's programme commission on Wednesday, following visits by an Olympic delegation to their top-level events.

The newly merged baseball and softball confederation is competing with karate, roller sports, squash, sport climbing, wakeboard and wushu for one place on the 2020 slate.

The programme panel will deliver a report to a May meeting of the IOC Executive Board, which is set to recommend a sport for inclusion.

A final vote of IOC members will confirm the successful candidate at their annual gathering in September, in Buenos Aires.

The 2020 Olympics host will be chosen at the same meeting. The candidates are Istanbul, Madrid and Tokyo.


More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Other Live Streaming

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Sports Talk

Marsha Cox
The end of the pool stage
An 8-2 win over Wales in our final pool game secures our spot in the tournament final. Playing...