The 2020 Olympic Games are set to be among the most "extreme" in history, thanks to the addition of a host of new sports aimed at attracting younger audiences. Most notably: surfing. It took over a century for the sport to obtain Olympic status.
Skateboarding is set to make its Olympic debut at the 2020 Games in Tokyo. However, many involved in the sport, including legends Tony Hawk and Titus Dittmann, are skeptical about the development.
The fastest man in the world this year may not be at the 2020 Olympics, with several reports suggesting he has missed multiple drug tests. Christian Coleman, 23, was the favorite for the upcoming World Championships.
Japan has named its official mascots for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The two futuristic creatures, christened Miraitowa and Someity, were picked by schoolkids across the country.
The head of the International Olympic Committee has addressed allegations that critical lab data was manipulated before it was sent to the World Anti-Doping Agency. Russia remains suspended by the IAAF for doping.
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