The Olympics is undoubtedly the biggest sporting spectacle on this planet. Athletes of all nationalities converge to this forum in a quest to achieve national and personal glory. A fortnight of amazing sporting events ensue and they keep the entire globe glued to their television screens. The 2016 Rio Olympics featured a total of 28 sports, a total of 41 disciplines and 306 events. Two new entrants who made an entry into this list in this edition were golf and rugby sevens. While these inclusions are welcome, there are still a few sports which on the basis of their popularity and appeal deserve a place in the sporting event roster of the next edition.
Recently, five additional sports have been unanimously approved by the IOC for Tokyo 2020. These are baseball/ softball, karate, skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing. However, there are a few others that have universal appeal but haven’t been included for unknown reasons. Read on to know about the 5 more sports that should have been included in Tokyo Olympics 2020.
1) Cue Sports
Cue sports have a rich history and Snooker alone is watched by nearly half a billion people worldwide and played competitively in over 90 countries. Billiards/ Snooker are games that are played on a cloth covered table with six pockets called a billiards table.
The World Billiards Championships is a successful tournament held annually and has a significant following worldwide. The tournament dates back to 1869. Hence, introduction of it in Olympics can do no harm but increase the viewer base. It should be noted that Pankaj Advani has won this Championship in the years of 2009, 2012 and 2014.
It is the one of the most prominent sports that will be missing in Tokyo 2020 Olympics.