‘Old sports’ must adapt, says surf chief ahead of Olympics debut

FILE PHOTO: A child plays in water near Olympic rings placed at Madureira Park ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 17, 2016. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

MIYAZAKI, Japan (Reuters) – As “cool” sports such as surfing, skateboarding and climbing prepare to make their Olympic debut in Tokyo, the president of surfing’s governing body has told Reuters that more traditional sports must adapt or face being dropped from the Games. Karate will also make its debut in 2020 while baseball and softball […]

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