Looks like there could be some very interesting new additions to the Olympic Games in the near future! New sports have been added over the years to the Olympic Games to expand viewership and recognize excellence in these new sports.
Golf and rugby were added to the 2016 Olympic games and in 2020 we’ll see the addition of baseball, climbing, karate and more. I remember when curling was added years back, an unconventional sport for sure. Many people still poke fun at it, but it has seemed to gain popularity.
The first Olympic games had only 8 sports and the 2020 Olympic games will have 33. Sports are added by the International Olympic Committee that takes factors into account such as audience appeal. Millennials are driving changes to the Olympic games with the inclusion of more extreme sports like skateboarding.
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