There’s a lot to look forward to at the Summer Olympics 2021 (still officially called Tokyo 2020), which finally begin next week. Despite the last-minute barring of spectators at events within Tokyo, five new sports could make these Summer Games among the most exciting in memory.
Even without cheering fans, the new sport of skateboarding will not only feature jaw-dropping tricks, but some of the youngest athletes at any Olympics. Sport climbing will have climbers racing up walls most of us can only look at while maneuvering their bodies upside-down 60 feet off the ground. Read on for more on these and all the new sports at the Tokyo Olympics.