“New Sports on the block!” - Channel dedicated to newly introduced sports at Tokyo 2020 launches

Re-live the seven sports that made their Olympic debuts at Tokyo 2020, all day every day, courtesy of a new Olympic Channel stream.

By Chloe Merrell

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, in 2021, will go down in history for the way it welcomed a whole host of new action sports.

Four disciplines made stunning Olympic debuts in Japan while two established events premiered exciting modified formats.

They included: skateboarding, surfing, sport climbing, 3x3 basketball, BMX freestyle, karate and baseball/softball.

Whether you loved the new sports or perhaps missed a couple with all the other action happening, we've got you covered.

All the flips, tricks, grabs, jumps and dunks are now available to be streamed 24/7 on a new, dedicated linear channel called New Sports on the block! that you can find here.


Competition highlights from sport debutants at Tokyo 2020

With so many great performances to re-live, here are a few highlights to look out for...

HORIGOME Yuto’s nollie 270 in the men’s street skateboarding competition stole the show. The wickedly executed trick secured the home favourite his first Olympic gold medal, just a few miles from where he first learnt to skate.

Also, be sure to check out the teen skaters that rocked the women’s competitions.

Rayssa Leal, who shot to fame thanks to a viral skateboarding video, banked silver in the women’s street competition while Sky Brown won hearts and minds in the women’s park event after landing a complex trick to clinch bronze.

Surfing gold medallists Carissa Moore and Italo Ferreira both sealed their statuses as the world’s best in Japan, and their Olympics finals are well worth a(nother) watch.

If you love explosive athleticism, then the speed event in sport climbing will serve you nicely. And should you love an underdog story, keep the name Charlotte Worthington in mind when you catch the BMX Freestyle competition.


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