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Snooker misses out on Tokyo 2020 spot, karate and surfing make shortlist

Snooker fails in its bid to make the shortlist for potential sports at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Snooker has failed to make the shortlist for potential sports at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, while karate and surfing remain a possibility.

The World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association had hoped that worldwide appeal would boost the sport's chances, but it missed out, along with chess, netball and bowls.

The eight sports that made the shortlist are baseball and softball, bowling, karate, roller sports, sport climbing, squash, surfing and wushu.

The federations of these sports will progress to the second round of the application process, but a final decision will not be made until August 2016.

Other sports to miss out include American football, tug of war and sumo.

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Monday's key events

· Jonny Brownlee will look to make the most of his brother Alistair's absence as he goes for gold in the men's triathlon (10.30pm-1am)

· Team GB get their campaign underway with two matches, against Canada and Japan (from 1.30am)

· One of Team GB's biggest gold medal hopes, Adam Peaty will take part in the 100m breaststroke final. (3.12am)
· Ariarne Titmus and Katie Ledecky go head to head for gold in the women's 400m freestyle final (3.20am)

· Tom Daley and Matty Lee take part in the men's 10m synchro final (7am-8am)

· The men's team final takes place (11am)

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