The Tokyo Olympics (July 23-August 8) will host five new disciplines: surfing, skateboarding, rock climbing, 3 × 3 basketball and karate. What better excuse for aspiring skaters to go out and work on their best tricks “for the Olympics”, or for surfers to catch some waves in support of their national team?
While a few years ago it probably seemed unimaginable to see these sports heading to the Olympics, here are some of the other activities that could follow in their footsteps for decades to come.
Jump rope, back to the old school
Without a doubt, there are other sports that deserve a place on the Olympic podium. How about jumping or jumping rope, for example? You may think of it as an elementary school activity, but some professionals have mastered the art of rope so well that they really deserve a medal.
Stevens Jumpness, for example, is sweating on TikTok with his 75,000 followers. Given his amazing technique, this Cirque du Soleil athlete is a gold medal winner in the making.
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Roller figure skating, because who needs ice anyway?
No less intensive and just as impressive as figure skating, could roller skating or figure skating be an Olympic sport of the future? In fact, mastering movements and forms such as the dreaded crazy legs, the crab movement or the city center can be as difficult as the more technical movements in fencing, rugby or swimming. What’s more, this sport has been in vogue since the recent covid closures.
As people search for some form of freedom, not to mention an accessible medium of artistic expression that is also a lot of fun, four-wheel skate sales are skyrocketing.
Zorbing, rolling towards gold
Another one of the best options for a new Olympic sport could be Zorbing, which basically involves rolling down a slope on a giant rubber ball. It may sound crazy, but this sport certainly requires some serious skills, like having a strong stomach, a taste for emotions, and knowing how to handle balance. Bring the orbs! IB
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