What are these five sports?
The five sports package includes surfing, skateboarding, sports climbing, karate and baseball/softball. These sports were recommended in June by the executive board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
The decision is pending and the final decision will be announced in Rio de Janerio on 3rd August.
In a detailed report, the program commission labeled the sports as, “a dynamic and exciting package” that “encompasses both traditional and emerging, youth-focused events, all of which are popular both in Japan and internationally”.
The five sports will be include 18 events and would involve 474 athletes as said by the IOC.