A new Olympic torch and a new Olympic sport
CanadaEntertainmentInternationalNewsSports Mar 21, 2019 Anastasia Coulson-Gagnon
By Anastasia Coulson-Gagnon
The organizers of the 2020 summer Olympics, which will be held in Tokyo, have decided on making Japan’s best-loved flower (the Cherry Blossom) the new Olympic torch.
The torch will begin its journey across the country with the arrival of Cherry Blossom season in March 2020.
Skateboarding will also be making its debut appearance at the 2020 Tokyo summer Olympics.
Team USA announced its skateboarding team of 16 last night, but we are still awaiting Canada’s team announcement.
During the Olympic skateboarding programs, there will be two events: Street and Park. The competitions will include both men’s and women’s events. The street competition will be a straight “street-like course” and the park competition will be similar to a typical skate park with various ramps and bowls.