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  • Eight International Federations Shortlisted for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games additional event


    The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee today announced it has shortlisted eight IOC-recognised International Federations (IFs) proposing events to be considered for inclusion at the Games of the XXXII Olympiad (Tokyo 2020).

    The eight shortlisted IFs are (sport alphabetical order):
    1. World Baseball Softball Confederation - WBSC
    2. World Bowling - WB
    3. World Karate Federation - WKF
    4. International Roller Sports Federation - FIRS
    5. International Federation of Sport Climbing - IFSC
    6. World Squash Federation - WSF
    7. International Surfing Association - ISA
    8. International Wushu Federation - IWUF

    The Tokyo 2020 Additional Event Programme Panel will continue working to identify one or more additional events to be proposed by Tokyo 2020 to the IOC, based on the following key principles:

    The additional event(s) will serve as a driving force to promote the Olympic Movement and its values, with a focus on youth appeal.

    The additional event(s) will add value to the Games by engaging the Japanese population and new audiences worldwide, reflecting the Tokyo 2020 Games vision.

    The selection procedure will be open and fair. 

    Successful applicants are now invited to participate in Phase II, which will include the submission of further details from the shortlisted IFs by 22 July 2015, and IF Interviews that will take place in Tokyo on 7-8 August 2015.

    The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee will make a decision on the event(s) to be proposed to the IOC in September 2015. The final decision, in line with the Olympic Charter, will be made at the 129th IOC Session in Rio in August 2016.

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