The 2020 Olympic games in Tokyo, Japan will bring the return of baseball and softball after a 12-year absence. Members of the International Olympic Committee also voted in four other sports.

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The new sports (skateboarding, surfing, karate and sport climbing) will add 18 events to the games with 474 new athletes. The Tokyo Olympics will feature a total of 33 sports wiht nearly 11,000 competitors.

New IOC rules allow host cities to propose additional sports. Tokyo's new games are called a mix of traditional and youth-oriented events.

"Taken together, the five sports are an innovative combination of established and emerging, youth-focused events that are popular in Japan and will add to the legacy of the Tokyo Games," IOC President Thomas Bach said.

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