5 Jul 2011

8 sports considered for inclusion in 2020 Olympics

9:56 am on 5 July 2011

Eight sports, including wakeboard and sport climbing, will battle it out for a spot in the 2020 Olympics.

Baseball and softball, the two sports removed after the 2008 Games, as well as wakeboard, squash, sport climbing, rollersports, karate and the martial art of wushu, will be evaluated.

Surfing, dancing, bowling and netball missed out on consideration.

IOC boss Jacques Rogge says a final list will be put to the vote in late 2013 at the IOC session in Buenos Aires for one spot.

The IOC has decided to include men's and women's ski slopestyle and snowboard parallel special slalom in the Sochi 2014 winter Games programme.

In April the IOC introduced six new events for Sochi, including women's ski jumping, team events for figure skating and luge, ski halfpipe for men and women and biathlon mixed relay.