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The organisers of Tokyo Olympic Games are inviting applications from 33 sports including bridge to be included in the 2020 Games.

This is the news: 

Application process officially opens for new sports chasing Tokyo 2020 Olympic participation:

A total of 33 International Olympic Committee (IOC) Recognised Federations have been invited to apply, with baseball and softball considered favourites to return to the Olympic fold following the exclusion of the two sports after Beijing 2008.

Karate and squash also harbour serious aspirations, while roller sports, surfing, sport climbing, wushu and snooker are others aiming to be included.

Although not an IOC recognised sport, it is possible skateboarding could also apply, but seemingly only if it is amalgamated within the International Roller Skating Federation (FIRS), something due to be discussed at the Global Skateboarding Summit in Istanbul later this month.

The other 25 eligible to apply are bowling, bridge, underwater sports, chess, climbing and mountaineering, motorcycling, waterski and wakeboarding, air sports, floorball, polo. flying disc, motor racing, basque pelota, korfball, netball, lifesaving, dance sport, boules, tug of war, orienteering, powerboating, sumo, cricket, racquetball and American football.

By WBF