Demonstration disciplines during Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games – candidates
TWG 2017

Demonstration disciplines during Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games – candidates

The Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2020, may prove to be a breakthrough for some of the sports of The World Games. Among 26 reported disciplines that are fighting for the possibility to incorporate them into program (as a demonstration disciplines) are, among others, bowling, squash, karate, tug of war, sumo, baseball, softball, baseball, roller sports, sports climbing, football, korfball, dance sport, orienteering, frisbee, underwater sports (including finswimming) and skiing . Apart from the already played at the Olympic baseball and softball (1996-2008) the greatest chance to get into the family of Olympic sports have karate, rock climbing and canoe polo!


On Monday, June 22nd, so called “narrow” list of candidate competition for entry into the Olympic program was  announced. Sport which were included was:

  1. Baseball/Softball
  2. Bowling
  3. Karate
  4. Roller Sports
  5. Sport Climbing
  6. Squash
  7. Surfing
  8. Wushu

The final decision as to which disciplines we will see in Tokyo will be announced in August 2016 during the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Whether group of the Olympic disciplines will expand soon? Time will show, and the future of other disciplines will be decided in Wroclaw during TWG 2017.