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Surfing, skateboarding, climbing among potential Tokyo 2020 Olympic events

Skateboarding and surfing are among five new sports that could be making an appearance at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Surfing, skateboarding, sport climbing, karate and baseball/softball have been recommended for inclusion at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

The recommendation was made by the Tokyo 2020 organising committee ahead of the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) final decision on the events next August.

"This package of events represents both traditional and emerging, youth-focused events, all of which are popular both in Japan and internationally," said a statement from the 2020 committee.

If the recommendations are upheld by the IOC, it will be the first time that karate, surfing, skateboarding and sport climbing have ever appeared in the Olympics, while baseball/softball will be returning after a 12-year absence.

Eight sports were shortlisted for recommendation, with bowling, squash and wushu missing out.

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Sunday's key events

· Wave conditions permitting, surfing will make its Olympic debut (11pm-8.20am)

· Another debutant sport at this Olympics, most eyes will be on American Nyjah Huston in the men's street contest as he looks to add Olympic gold to his four world titles and 12 X-Games golds. (12.30am-5am)

· History beckons for Jade Jones as she looks to become a three-time Olympic champion - something never done before in the sport prior to these Games (2am-1.45pm)
· Team GB's Bradly Sinden - world champion two years ago - is also going for gold in the men's -68kg category (2am-1.45pm)

· Already-legendary gymnast Simone Biles makes her first appearance of the Games in the women's qualifying event (2am-2pm)

· The first swimming medals of the Games will be dished out, with home favourite Daiya Seto going for gold in the men's 400m individual medley (2.30am-4.20am)

· Lizzie Deignan is among the Team GB team looking for success in the women's road race (5am-9.30am)

· Reigning two-time Olympic champion Andy Murray starts his title defence against Canadian hotshot Felix Auger-Aliassime (7am approx.)

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